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Mining Discussion

Digs Into Monday

...Story 5B


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


108th Year, No. 20
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, April 24, 2008


46e
plus 4 sales tax


Truck Driver




Out On Bond


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A truck driver who has spent
five years behind bars walked
away from the Hardee County
Jail a free man late Friday after-
noon.
But Jean-Claude Meus, 44,
remains charged with two
counts of vehicular homicide in
the May 2001 deaths of 40-
year-old Nona Moore and her 8-
year-old daughter, Lindsey.
A December ruling by the
2nd District Court of Appeal
had returned the case to Hardee
Circuit Court for a hearing on
Meus' claim of ineffective
assistance of counsel, in that a


witness who saw him immedi-
ately after the crash was never
questioned by his lawyer, James
"Rusty" Franklin.
Franklin and that witness,
Juan Otero of Zolfo Springs,
testified at length in a five-hour
hearing held just last month
before Acting Circuit Judge Jeff
J. McKibben.
And McKibben, in a ruling
issued on April 8, threw out
Meus' conviction and ordered a
new trial.
The state, via Assistant State
Attorney Victoria Avalon, says
it will fight that ruling and has
filed an appeal of it with the
2nd DCA.


Meanwhile, Meus' attorney,
John Trevena, filed a motion for
a bond hearing for his client,
who now stands charged with
two counts of vehicular homi-
cide but not convicted.
That hearing was held Friday
afternoon in Hardee Circuit
Court.
Trevena told McKibben that
Meus' current 'position before
the court" is as if his was a new
case pending trial. He had pre-
viously been granted bond, and
should be again, the lawyer
asserted.
Trevena noted Meus turned
himself in when a warrant was
See TRUCK DRIVER 2A


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Little Christina LeConte of Wauchula leans into her task as she circles the track at
Wildcat Stadium on Saturday during the annual Relay For Life, the Hardee County Unit
of the American Cancer Society's biggest fund-raiser of the year. Christina, 2-1/2, was
one of a huge crowd keeping the marathon going while raising money for cancer vic-
tims here at home. She is the daughter of Chris and Tina LeConte. Denise Benavides,
executive director, said this year's relay broke records and beat goals with its gross of
$108,000. The goal had been $80,000. Benavides, who organizes three relays in
Highlands County as well, said this was the first to meet and then exceed its goal. "Its
a good feeling for me. Hardee County came through! It's my hometown, and they are
my hometown heroes!" She said accolades also go to brothers Joe and Martin Mackay,
who have provided and prepared food for the Survivor's Reception and its near-200
people two years in a row, and the Wauchula Woman's Club, which sponsored the
dessert social. Benavides declared the annual event a rousing success.



Nature Fest 2008 Coming Up


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Fishing, fun, activities and
appetites!
There will be something to
fill those needs for everyone
attending Nature Fest 2008 next
weekend, May 2-3.
About 1,500 people are
expected to take in the weekend
at Hardee Lakes Park, 5502
Ollie Roberts Road. Take SR 62
west toward Fort Green. Either
turn on Ollie Roberts Road and
wind around to the park en-
trance, or take Methodist.
Church or John Gill Road to the



WEATHER
DATE HIM LWW Am
; 04/16 74 39 0.00
,04/17 79 45 0.00
,04/18 82 50 0.00
04/19 85 51 0.00
04/20 82 58 0.37
04/21 83 49 0.00
04/22 86 54 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 04/22/08 7.75
SSame period last year 8.63
Ten Year Average 55.09
Souce- Univ. of Fl. On Rearch Cener

INDEX
Classifieds....................6B
Courthouse Report.......5C
Community Calendar....3A
Crime Blotter................6C
Fishing Forecast...........2A
Hardee Living..............2B
Obits..............................4A
Roundups......................3A
School Lunch Menus....7C



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other end of Ollie Roberts Road
and come in a shorter distance
to the park.
For those camping in RVs or
tents, it starts on Friday night.
Early Saturday fishing begins
for adults, and soon after for the
children. Other activities will
run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Admission is free for this
weekend. There will be trams to
carry people around the huge
park.
Everyone over 18 will get a
ticket for door prizes, which
will be distributed throughout
the day. Among the prizes are a
ganoe, a combination canoe and



A-Team


Wal-Mart Robbed


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Four suspects robbed a.popu-
lar Wauchula discount depart-
ment store during prime shop-
ping hours this past weekend,.
the Hardee County Sheriffs
Office said.
The Wal-Mart Supercenter,
1480 U.S. 17 N., was hit by
thieves at about 5:25 p.m. on
Saturday. They targeted the
Garden Center to the north of
the store.
Maj. Claude Harris Jr., a
spokesman for the Sheriffs
Office, said three suspects, one
woman and two men, entered
the Garden Center while a
fourth man waited outside in a
vehicle.
The woman distracted one of
the two clerks on duty by ask-


ing for help with a lawn mower.
One of the two men went to the
cash register to pay for a soda,
dropping change onto the floor
in the process, Harris described.
As the cashier reached down
to help the man pick up the
coins, the other man grabbed
the money from the cash draw-
er, the major said.
At that point, the cashier real-
ized what was happening and
tried to snatch the cash back
from the man. For her efforts,
she was pushed away and fell,
causing a minor laceration to
her shin, Harris said.
Then, he added, all three sus-
pects fled outside, where they
jumped into an awaiting car and
sped away.
Harris said a customer out-
side the store grew suspicious


of the scene and followed the
car, long enough to record its
tag number.
No weapons were used in the
robbery, he said, and no cus-
tomers were injured.
Sheriffs investigators would
not say how much money was
taken in the crime.
Harris noted, the vehicle, a
silver 2001 Honda CRV, is reg-
istered to a resident of Hills-
borough County. Detectives
have located and searched the
car, he said. No weapons were
found.
No money was recovered.
Harris said the vehicle's
owner has been interviewed by
detectives as the probe into the
robbery continues.
Detectives are following all
See WAL-MART 2A


jon-boat, with trailer, provided
by Mosaic Fertilizer. Another is
$1,500 work of landscaping
provided by Austin Growers.
People must be present to
accept the door prizes.
There will be plenty to do and
see for children of all ages. The
1,200-acre park on reclaimed I
phosphate-mined land has four
lakes, hiking and horse trails, a .
new playground, restrooms and. .
more to attract anyone interest- '
ed in recreation.
Besides, for the weekend,
sponsors, vendors and a plan- SURVEILANCE PHOTOS
ning committee have combined The woman walking across the store (center)' and the man In the white T-shirt (far
See NATURE FEST 2A right) are suspects in Saturdays' robbery of the Wauchula Wal-Mart store.



: How Do You Spell 'Threepeat'?


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Academic Team collected top honors as three-time state champs
in the Commissioner's Academic Challenge in Orlando.


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Senior High
School Academic Team has
once again walked away from
the Commissioner's Academic
Challenge as state champions.
The A-Team won its third
consecutive title at the
Commissioner's Academic
Challenge, which first began in
1986, at Walt Disney World on
April 10-12. This tournament is
Florida's statewide high school
competition and consists of up
to four untimed matches.
Although Hardee's A-Team is
one of the only public school
teams, Hardee had the second-
highest score in all three of the
divisions during the tournament
and also won the semi-final
competition.
This is also the first year that
the team placed first in every
preliminary round.
Hardee High.guidance coun-


selors Peggy Saddler and Peter
Preston are the all-star coaches
that have lead the A-Team to
victory. Saddler has coached for
16 years and was named the
head coach for Team Florida.
These "celebrity coaches" are
constantly being asked for
advice from various A-Team
coaches throughout the state of
Florida.
These wins do not always
come easily for the A-Team
members. The group spenfis the
entire school year and more,
from August to July, studying
various subjects twice a week to
prepare for the tournament.
The A-Team. did not walk
alone at the competition this
year. Instead, it was greeted
with the largest cheering sec-
tion in the stands, shouting
encouragement and support to
the members. Students from
various colleges and universi-
See A-TEAM 2A


Citrus: New

Tax Method?

i l.. .Column 1C


S5 Tracksters

Race To State .

...Story 1B


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2A The Herald-Advocate, April 24, 2008


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN,
Sports Editor


,*
115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
,,or,,. Production Manager


NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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J Kelly's Column
By Jim


State Rep. Baxter Troutman recently got engaged to be mar-
ried to Becky Carney of Winter Haven. She grew up in Avon Park.
They met about a year ago in Tallahassee when she worked for
Leadership Highlands County.
Becky is now employed with Troutman's company Labor
Solutions.
I have always liked Baxter Troutman, who will seek re-elec-
tion in 2008 and is considering running for state commissioner of
agriculture in 2010.

The Hardee County Commissioners and the Cracker Trail
Museum are having a screening of Victor Milt's latest film
"Cracker", a simple love story about the Florida prairie and the last
cowboys of Florida.
This will be at the historic Wauchula City Hall at 225 East
Main Street on Friday, April 25. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the
movie starts at 6:30 p.m.

Here are some suggestions from chief financial officers of
some major companies, as published in the April 2008 CFO maga-
zine:
"Invest in infrastructure control government spending -
address currency deflation fix the health care mess encour-
age alternative energy through incentives balance the federal
budget provide incentives to bring manufacturing back to the
U.S. pull out of Iraq, wars are expensive invest in education
- cut corporate and personal taxes develop a long-term ener-
gy-independence plan increase research and development tax
credits abolish the federal reserve get out of the way."
America's new president will have some major challenges. I
would not want the job but am following the races closely.

Randy Pausch, a Carnegie Mellon University computer sci-
ence professor who is terminally ill with pancreatic cancer, recent-
ly gave advice to his students in his last lecture, as reported in
Parade Magazine April 6:
"Dream big. Ask for what you want. Dare to take a risk. Look
for the best in everybody. Make time for what matters. Let kids be
themselves."

Here is an anonymous note mailed to us in English and
Spanish and is apparently directed to citizens in Bowling Green:
"Contrary to some of your beliefs I do not want to hear your
rap music, carnival music, country music, rock and roll music,
gospel music, Mexican music or any other kind of music you are
listening to whether you are in your home, your yard, your car or
your tree. Turn it down. I can hear it from sometimes three or four
blocks away, and it is so loud that I can't even sit inside my own
home and hear my television or my own music without turning it
up too high. Please have some respect for the rest of us. If you are
going to listen to it do so at a lower volume. I don't want to hear it,
and I'm sure most of my neighbors don't want to hear it either:
Thank you."

Christopher O'Donnell of the New York Times regional news-
paper (Sarasota Herald-Tribune and Lakeland Ledger) reported the
Manatee County Commission on April 14 voted to draw up a
development order for a 2,048-acre mine expansion in northeast
Manatee, known as the Altman Tract. He wrote the mine would
mean the destruction of almost 400 acres of high quality wetlands.
This is in the headwaters for the Horse Creek Basin, said Randy
Lasalle of the Charlotte County Sierra Club.
The. Manatee commissioners could approve the mine plan in
June. O'Donnell said the commission could face a $400,000 mil-
lion'lawsuit from Mosaic if they deny the mining permit or possi-
bly face a lawsuit from the environmental group Mana-Sota-88 if
they approve the permit.
Mosaic has permits from the state and the U.S. Army Corps of
Engineers. The phosphate value underground is estimated to be
worth at least $400 million.
Mosaic has reportedly mined 17,000 acres of the 45,000 acres
it owns in Manatee, wrote O'Donnell. Mosaic plans to donate a
county park for nearby Duette and a new fire station.
Charlotte County gets drinking water from Peace River and
has spent years and millions of dollars fighting the project.

April 22 was Earth Day. What can we as individuals do to help
out Mother Earth? The earth needs tender loving care.

Pope Benedict XVI recently visited the U.S. for six days.
America has 65 million Catholics. He upheld traditional moral val-
ues and apologized for the scandal several years ago of some
priests sexually molesting some children. This resulted in lawsuits
and millions of dollars paid out to the many victims.

Regular unleaded gasoline on Tuesday in Wauchula reached
$3.49 a gallon.
It may be time to air up the bicycle tires and oil the chain, and
to walk more.

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and
they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
-George Smith Patton


WAL-MART
Continued From 1A
leads, ne saia. I ne 6nerift's
Office asks anyone with any
information about the crime to
call 773-4144.
Video images taken by the
store's surveillance cameras
captured three of the four sus-
pects on tape, Harris said.
Photos show the woman and
one of the men inside the
Garden Center, and both of the
men running from the Garden
Center out into the parking lot.
Harris noted the many cus-
tomers of the always-busy store
may have seen these suspects or
may be able to assist the
Sheriffs Office with other
information to make arrests and
close out this case.


SURVEILLANCE PHOTOS.
This woman, captured by a store video camera, is one of four suspects who carried out
a late-afternoon robbery in the Garden Center at Wal-Mart.


COURTESY PHOTO
A-Team member Zakk
McClellan was selected to
compete on Team Florida,
comprised of the top six
players in the state.

A-TEAM
Continued From 1A
ties snowed up to support tme
reigning state champions.
A-Team members walked
away from the competition with
more than smiles on their faces.
Each member received a $500.
scholarship, a champion ring
from Herff-Jones, and a gold
medal and championship tro-
phy.
Members of the Academic
Team include seniors Capt. Jake
Barone, Zakk McClellan and
Drew Macias; and juniors Efren
Campos, Lee Cortez and
Nathan Hunt. Team assistants
T.J. Bergens and Robert Manley
also attended the tournament.
McClellan was named to
Team Florida, which consists of
the top six players in the state.
He will continue on to compete
at the Panasonic Academic
Challenge at Disney World in
June. McClellan proudly repre-
sents the Hardee A-Team and is
confident in a 2009 victory.
"We worked really hard as a
team and I know that they will
do the same next year," says
McClellan.
Although A-Team members
take great pride in the fact that
they are looked upon as the
ones to beat, Coach Saddler
understands that this is not the
end for the A-Team, in fact, it is
only the beginning.
"While I am extremely proud
of my boys, we're not done yet.
We still have Nationals, and we
plan to play some college
teams," says Saddler. ,
Nationals will take place in
Chicago on May 23. The A-
Team appreciates any donations
to help send these students on a
once-in-a-lifetime experience in
representing Hardee County at
nationals. To make a donation,
call Hardee High School at 773-
3181 and ask for Peggy Saddler.






NATURE FEST
Continued From 1A
talents to prepare a plethora of
activities.

FRIDAY NIGHT
A special feature on Friday
night is the St. Petersburg
Astronomy Club. Members will
bring telescopes for stargazing.
Starting at 6 p.m., the 4-H
Foundation will provide ham-
burgers and hot dogs for the
about 200 people expected tc
attend. There are 28 primitive
camping spots and the usual 10
RV spots will be expanded as
needed.
There will be a drawing at 6
p.m. for boaters in the adult
fishing tournament, when they
will be assigned to one of the
four lakes.

FISHING
There are two Saturday fish-
ing 'events, the adult boat and
bank fishing tournament, and
See NATURE FEST 11A


Store cameras caught two suspects fleeing the Garden Center. A citizen was able to
get the tag number of the car they escaped in.


TRUCK DRIVER
Continued From 1A
first issued, and nas appeared
for all court dates since that
time.
He has a 15-year-old son he
wants to re-establish a relation-
ship with, a fiancee he is anx-
ious to rejoin and an awaiting
job. Trevena asked the judge to
allow Meus to return to his
home state of Tennessee to do
so.
Trevena called one witness,
Dana Christensen, Moore's sis-
ter, who told McKibben,
"Myself and my family feel he
is not guilty and would like to
see him free."
Assistant State Attorney
Gene Malpas, now handling the
case, spoke against Meus'
release on bond.
"I agree with Mr. Trevena, as
the appellate court rules, it is
just as if he was arrested last
night. But, he has already tasted
the Florida prison system. He
was convicted once by his
peers. The guidelines call for
18-1/2 years. I don't know why
the initial judge disregarded
that and gave him 15 years. He's
only served four or five, and
now faces 13 or 14 more years."
Malpas said Meus, accused
of killing a mother and child
and orphaning two other chil-
dren, is not a citizen of the
*United States and could return
to his native Haiti to avoid pros-
ecution.
McKibben, in making his
decision, noted Meus voluntari-
ly returned from Tennessee










CRIME BLOTTER
An entry in the crime
blotter last week should
have said Ramon Salazar,
31, of 707 E. Oak St, Wau-
chula was arrested on an
out-of-state fugitive warrant
and violation of probation.
Bond was revoked on prior
charges of possession and
methamphetamine and
possession of drug para-
phernalia. These were not
new charges.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


when he was first charged and
has always appeared for court
hearings.
The judge set bond at
$25,000, required Meus to sur-
render his passport and required
him to sign a waiver of extradi-
tion, so that he could be
returned to Florida from any-
where in the world.
McKibben cautioned Meus
against violating any.of the~opn-
ditions of his bond, noting he
and his case are "under close
scrutiny."
"I can be patient, creative and
understanding, but if there is a
violation, you won't recognize
me when you return," the judge


told Meus.
Meus assured the court there
would be no problems associat-
ed with his release.
Meus posted his bond and
walked away from the county
jail at about 4 p.m. that same
day.
Friends, family and support-
ers met him outside, under the
glare of television camera
lights.' This week- Meus finally:.
was AlBle'to travel home and
back to freedom and family.
His return date is uncertain,
as the case is now in the hands
of the 2nd DCA on the state's
appeal.


Senior Play::'S.


This Weekend

Students will be fitting their costumes,
rehearsing lines and testing the lights as the
curtains are drawn for the annual Senior Play.
The play is put on every year by Hardee
Senior High School seniors, as well as a fewt
select juniors, for the community. This year's
play is entitled "Snow White and the BIlac0
Forest," and is a spin-off comedy of the or
final Disney movie, "Snow White and th
Seven Dwarfs." It is sure to keep you and
your family laughing throughout the entire'
performance.
The title role of Snow White will be per
formed by senior Natalie Green, assisted
over a dozen cast -iembers.
Performances will be Friday at 4 In the HK
auditorium, Saturday at 7:30 at the W auchIt
City Hall Auditorium and Sunday ati2:30."
City Hall. Admission is $2 and all proc
will go for the funding of next year's-play.,


Huniting/ishing


4/24/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 7:57 pm
LoD: 13:03:00
Moon Data
Rises: --:--
Sets: 9:26 am
Major Times
3:19 am-5:19 am
3:44 pm-5:44 pm
Minor Times
10:01 am-ll:01 am
10:26 pm-ll:26 pm
Prediction
Average
4/25/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 7:58 pm
LoD: 13:05:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:05 am
Sets: 10:18 am
Major Times
4:11 am-6:il am
4:36 pm-6:36 pm
Minor Times


10:53 am-11:53 am
11:18 pm-12:18 am
Prediction
Average
4/26/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:52 am
Sets: 7:59 pm
LoD: 13:07:00
Moon Data
Rises: 12:53 am
Sets: 11:14 am
Major Times
5:03 am-7:03 am
5:28 pm-7:28 pm
Minor Times
11:45 am-12:45 pm
--:-- --:--
Prediction
Average
4/27/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:51 am
Sets: 7:59 pm
LoD: 13:08:00
Moon Data
Rises: 1:37 am
Sets: 12:11 pm


Major Times
5:54 am-7:54 am
6:19 pm-8:19 pm
Minor Times
12:11 am-l:ll am
12:36 pm-l:36 pm
Prediction .
Average
4/28/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:50 am
Sets: 8:00 pm
LoD: 13:10:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:16 am
Sets: 1:09 pm
Major Times
6:42 am-8:42 am
7:07 pm-9:07 pm
Minor Times
12:59 am-1:59am
1:24 pm-2:24 pm
Prediction
Good
4/29/2008
Sun Data
Rises: 6:49 am
Sets: 8:00 pm


LoD: 13:11:00
Moon Data
Rises: 2:53 am
Sets: 2:08 pm
Major Times
7:30 am-9:30 am
7:55.pm-9:55 pm
Minor Times *
1:47 am-2:47 am
2:12 pm-3:12 pm
Prediction
Better
4/30/2008
Sun Data *
Rises: 6:48 am
Sets: 8:01 pm
LoD: 13:13:00
Moon Data
Rises: 3:26 am
Sets: 3:08 pm
Major Times
8:17 am-10:17 am
8:42 pm-10:42 pm
Minor Times
2:34 am-3:34 am
2:59 pm-3:59 pm
Prediction
Better


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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3A


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate .. .
75 YEARS AGO'
Building Under Way In
Wauchula Section: A number of
building projects are now under
way in Wauchula and this
immediate vicinity, giving em-
ployment to several carpenters
'and other tradesmen. Work is
progressing nicely on the new
eight-room home being built by
J.R. Saunders on West Main
Street.
Fred Priem To Head Orange
Belt League: Fred Priem, of
Wauchula, veteran minor lea-
gue and semi-pro baseball play-
er, was elected to head the
Orange Belt baseball league at a
meeting held in Sebring last
Friday night.
Lynell Mabry Chosen "Miss
Hardee, 1933": Miss Lynell
Mabry, striking blond, was
named "Miss Hardee, 1933" at
a beauty revue held in the Royal
Theatre Monday night in which
26 Hardee County girls compet-
ed. The winner will go to
Tampa to compete in the state-
wide beauty revue at a later
date.
United States Is Off The Gold
Standard: Yesterday's newspa-
per carried the stirring news
that the United States has gone
off the gold standard as Presi-
dent Roosevelt prepared to ask
congress for full power to gain
higher prices, currency ex-
change, and credit.
50 YEARS AGO
Sara Horton To Resign: Miss
Sara Horton, Hardee county's
home demonstration agent for
the past year, has submitted her
resignation effective June 10.
Miss Horton gave poor health
as the reason for her resigna-
tion. The board gave Mrs. Edith
Y. Barrus, district home demon-
stration agent, authorization to
attempt to secure another coun-
ty agent before June 30
Growers Win. Opener From
Avon Park: The Wauchula
Growers, who got off to a good
start with a 6-5 .win over Avon
Park last week, journey to
Mulberry Sunday for their first
out of town game. The Growers
won their opening game of the
Four City League season in the
bottom half of the ninth inning.
Council Struggles With Scout





Free 'Cracker'
Film Friday
A free showing of the full-
length feature film, "Cracker"
will be shown tomorrow
(Friday) at 6:30 p.m. at
Historic Wauchula City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula.
A portion of the movie was
filmed in Hardee County,
both at the Pioneer Park
Museum, Blacksmith Shop
and Hart Cabin,, and other
cowboy locations around the
county. Doors open at 5:30
p.m.

ZSES Hosts
Spring Carnival
There will be a special
Spring -Carnival at the Zolfo
Springs Elementary School,
4 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo
Springs, on Friday from 5 to
8 p.m.
Folks can raise $5 for the
school by test driving a new
Dodge, enjoy the entertain-
ment, cake walk, dessert
tent, American and Spanish
foods, games and prizes and
general store. Everyone is
welcome.

Walk For Life
On Saturday
"Walk For Life," hosted by
the Orange Blossom Preg-
nancy Care Centers Inc., is
this Saturday at Highlands
Hammock State Park in


Sebring. Registration opens
at 7:15 in the morning, with
the walk running from 8 to 10
a.m.
Proceeds from the 2-1/2-
'mile fun walk, gathered
through pledges to walkers,
are used to provide pregnan-
cy education and services in
Hardee and neighboring
counties. For more informa-
tion, see story on the
"Hardee Living" pages or call
the local center at 767-0307.


Hut Removal Problem: What
began as a simple project to
construct a baseball diamond
near the water tower in Wau-
chula has turned into a major
production stretching over three
City Council meetings. Monday
night the council took up the
question of who will move the
building now on the property.
Four Sought For Break-In At
Zolfo School Cafeteria: Three
men and a woman are being
sought for questioning in con-
nection with a breaking and
entering at the Zolfo Springs
School Cafeteria last week. The
cafeteria was entered sometime
the night of April 15 or the
morning of April 16.

25 YEARS OLD
Citrus Tree Growing Time
Cut In Half: Bill Lambert and
Joe Himrod have pioneered
greenhouse citrus nurseries in
Hardee County. This growing
method was commercialized in
1979. Lambert says he think
Marion Gill is also raising cit-
rus trees in a greenhouse.
Linda Cowart Crowned
Cattlemen's Sweetheart: Miss
Linda Cowart was crowned
Hardee County Cattlemen's
Sweetheart Tuesday night by
Miss Melanie Boggess of
Arcadia, the Florida Cattle-
men's Sweetheart, at the cattle-
men's dinner at the Agri-Civic
Center. Miss Cowart is the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Charley Ray Cowart.
Basketball Benefit Saturday
With Bucs Vs. Coaching Staff:
This Saturday evening the
Hardee High School Huddle of
the Fellowship Of Christian
Athletes will sponsor a benefit
basketball game. The two teams
will consist of FCA Profes-
sional Athletes from the Tampa
Bay Buccaneers and our Hardee
High coaching staff.
English Chevrolet Recog-
nized For Support School Pro-






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HERSHEL A. STONE
Hershel-A. Stone, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
April 16, 2008, at Sebring.
Born June 12, 1928, in
Parkin, Ark., he came to Wau-
chula from Arkanas in 1969. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran of
World War II* was a dry waller
and attended the Church of
God.
He was preceded by his wife
Dale Jerrell and daughter
Debbie Darlene Stone.
He is survived by his wife of
54 years, Vera Mae Stone; three
daughters, Rose Romero of
Parkin, Ark., Shirley Adams
and husband Jim of Houlka,
Mo., and Sharon Conley and
husband Ron of Houlka, Mo.;
two sons, Hershel Stone Jr. and
wife Debbie of Wauchula, and
Woodrow Wayne Stone of
Carrabelle; a stepson, Brady
Dean Ward of Killeen, Texas;
and several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 2
p.m. followed by interment at
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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LENA
SCONYERS
Lena Sconyers, 60, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
April 15, 2008 in Lake
Placid.
Born in Coffee County,
Alabama, on April 11, 1948,
she came to Wauchula 44
years ago. She was a chil-
dren's day- care worker,
known to her children as
"Miss Lena." She was a
member of Spirit Wind
Tabernacle.
' Survivors include her hus-
band, Charles Sconyers, of
Wauchula; a daughter, Leona
Henderson and husband Gary
of Wauchula; a son, Rex
Sconyers and wife Michelle
of Zolfo Springs; three sis-
ters, Jeanette Smith and hus-
band Don of Alabama, Hazel
Amerson and husband Leroy
of Tampa, and Margaret
Criswell and husband Larry
of Wauchula; and six grand-
children, Travis, Ashley,
Jessica, Sarah, Miranda and
Jake.
Visitation was Thursday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were Fri-
day at the funeral home with
the Rev. Laurence Williams
and the Rev. Wendell Smith
officiating. Interment fol-
lowed at Wauchula Ceme-
tery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Feed The
Children.



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ROBERT JENE
McMAHAN JR.
Robert Jene McMahan Jr.,
49, of Wauchula, died Friday,
April 18, 2008, at home.
Born in Hammond, Ind., on
Nov. 10, 1958, he came to Wau-
chula 15 years ago. He was a
U.S. Navy Seal serving in
Panama and Grenada, and was a
diesel mechanic.
He is survived by wife
Tamara Sue McMahan of
Wauchula; his parents Robert
Jene McMahan Sr. and Frances
Lee McMahan; three children
Joshua Allen McMahan of
Fountain Valley, Calif., Elysia
Nicole McMahan of Yorba
Linda, Calif., and Samatha Ann
McMahan of Wauchula; a
brother, Rodney McMahan and
wife Lori of Port Charlotte; and
nephews Michael and Kyle
McMahan.
Services are pending.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


CARL ORLAND
STROMME
Carl Orland Stromme, 76, of
Oxford, Mich. and Wauchula,
died Saturday, April 19, 2008,
in Sebring.
Born May 5, 1931 in Grand
Rapids, Mich., he had been a
winter resident of Crystal Lake
RV Village for 17 years. He pre-
viously wintered in Pine Island
for five years. He was a U.S.
Army veteran.
Survivors include his wife
Maxine Stromme, of Oxford,
Mich. and Wauchula; four
daughters, Susan Biondo and'
husband Paul of California,
Carol Carter and husband
Albert of Tennessee, and Donna
Matthews and JoAnn Boddy
and husband Mark, all of
Michigan; one brother, Arnold
Stromme and wife Lois of
Michigan; two sisters, Marlene
Marshall and husband Howard
and Karen Rider, all of
Michigan; 18 grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.












FERN RITCHEY
Fern Ritchey, 91, of Lake-
land, diMemorial service on Tuesd will be
held22, 2008, at a later date.
Born Feb. 2, 1917, inFamily







Galesburg, Ill., she came to
Hardee County from Orlando
in 1953. She was a bookkeep-
er and member of First








Christian Church of Wau-
chula.Wauchula









She is survived, by one
FERN RITCHEY





son, David Ritchey, 91, of Lake-
land, died on Tuday, Aprilams;
22, 2008, atfive grandchildren, Kenneth





Ritchey, Darrell Ritchey,
Kathryn LachFeb. 2, 1917,Kevin Poole





and Kimberlea Pacheco; and
three great-grandchildren,
Galesburg, Ritchey, she came toc






ey and Amanda Pacheco.
Visitation is Sunday from Orlando







2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral
homein 1953. Services are at 3 bookkeep-
er and member of First







with the Rev. Darin Church of Wau-nary
chula.
She is survived by one
son, David Ritchey; one





officidaughter, Linda Williams;





follow in Oak Grove
five grandchildren, Kenneth
Ritchey, Darrell Ritchey,
Kathryn Lacher, Kevin Pyour family
and Kimberlea Pacheco; and
three great-grandchiuladren,
Nicole Ritchey, Adam Ritch-
ey and Amanda Pacheco.
Visitation is Sunday from
2 to 3 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services are at 3 p.m.
with the Rev. Darin Canary
officiating. Interment will
follow in Oak Grove
Cemetery.

Brant Funeral

Chapel
"Our family serving your family"
404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula


S Obituaries


FERN RITCHEY
Fern Ritchey, 91, of Lake-
land, died on Tuesday, April 22,
2008, at Lakeland.
Born Feb. 2, 1917, in
Galesburg, Ill., she came to
Hardee County from Orlando in
1953. She was a bookkeeper
and member of First Christian
Church of Wauchula.
She is survived by one son,
David Ritchey; one daughter,
Linda Williams; five grandchil-
drer, Kenneth Ritchey, Darrell
Ritchey, Kathryn Lacher, Kevin
Poole and Kimberlea Pacheco;
and three great-grandchildren,
Nicole Ritchey, Adam Ritchey
and Amanda Pacheco.
Visitation is Sunday from 2
to 3 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services are at 3 p.m. with the
Rev. Darin Canary officiating.
Interment will follow in Oak
Grove Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



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CARL ORLAND
STROMME
Carl Orland Stromme, 76,
of Oxford, Mich. and Wau-
chula, died Saturday, April
19, 2008, in Sebring.
Born May 5, 1931 in
Grand Rapids, Mich., he had
been a winter resident of
Crystal Lake RV Village for
17 years. He previously win-
tered in Pine Island for five
years. He was a U.S. Army
veteran. He was a Christian
and loved others, considering
no one a stranger. He was
loved by many and will be
greatly missed.
Survivors include his wife
Maxine Stromme, of Ox-
ford, Mich. and Wauchula;
four daughters, Susan Biondo
and husband Paul of
California, Carol Carter and
husband Albert of Tennessee,
and Donna Matthews and
JoAnn Boddy and husband
Mark, all of Michigan; one
brother, Arnold Stromme and
wife Lois of Michigan; two
sisters, Marlene Marshall and
husband Howard and Karen
Rider, all of Michigan; 18
grandchildren; and eight
great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will be
held at a later date.



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Wauchula



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EUSEBIO
TORRES
Eusebio Torres, 90, of
Wauchula, died, Friday, April
18, 2008, at Tampa.
Born in Mexico on Dec.
20, 1917, he lived in Wau-
chula most of his life. He was
a farm laborer and member of
St. Michael Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death
by his wife Petra A. Torrers;
and a son Albert Torres.
He is survived by children .
Ruben Torres of Kennedy,
Texas, Pablo. Torres Sr. of
Bowling Green, Ysmael A.
Torres, Bernadino Torres and
Dora A. Torres, all of
Wauchula; Reynaldo Torres
of Murfreesboro, Tenn.,
Eusebio Torres Jr. of
Adamsville, Tenn., Leon
Torres of Carthage, Tenn.,
Concepcion Vargas of Elsa,
Texas, Sylvia E. Loya of
Winter Haven, Rosalinda
Warren of Savannah, Tenn.,
Santos Escarno of Houston,
Texas and Julia Rodriguez of
Crosby, Texas; and 46 grand-
children.
Visitation was Monday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Funeral services
were Tuesday, at 9:30 a.m. at


NORMAN B. SCAFFE SR.
Norman B. Scaffe Sr., 82, of
Lake Placid, died Friday, April
18, 2008, at Lake Placid.
Born in Bowling Green, on
Feb. 22, 1926, he was a lifelong
resident of Bowling Green and
had been the owner of Scaffe
Truck Stop and Oil Co. He was
a U.S. Navy World War II vet-
eran and was a member of First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
He is survived by a son,
Norman Bryan Scaffe and wife
Kasey of Lake Placid; and three
grandchildren, Greg, Lauren
and Nick Scaffe.
Visitation was Tuesday from
3 to 4 p.m. followed by the
funeral service at 4 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green with the Rev. Blake
Albritton and the Rev. Jim
Williams officiating. Burial
with military honors was pro-
vided by the American Legion
at Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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dying for in time of war let us
resolve that it is truly worth
living for in time of peace.
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NORMAN B.
SCAFFE SR.
Norman B. Scaffe Sr., 82,
of Lake Placid, died Friday,
April 18, 2008, at Lake
Placid.
Born in Bowling Green,
on Feb. 22, 1926, he was a
lifelong resident of Bowling
Green and had been the
owner of Scaffe Truck Stop
and Oil Co. He was a U.S.
Navy World War II veteran
and was a member of First
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
He is survived by a son,
Norman Bryan Scaffe and
wife Kasey of Lake Placid;
and three grandchildren,
Greg, Lauren and Nick
Scaffe.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 3 to 4 p.m. followed by
the funeral service at 4 p.m.
at First Baptist Church of
Bowling Green with the Rev.
Blake Albritton and the Rev.
Jim Williams officiating.
Burial with military honors
was provided by the
American Legion at Bowling
Green Cemetery.



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JACK E. SPINK
Jack E. Spink, 72, of Bartow,
died Friday, April 18, 2008, at
his home.
He was a native of Laddonia,
Mo., and had been a Polk
County resident since 1974. He
was a U.S. Army Korean War
veteran. He was a heavy equip-
ment operator for the phosphate
mines.
He was preceded in death by
daughter, *Theresa Ann Spain;
sons Bert Allen Swords Jr. and
Ricky Swords; and brothers
Vert Stewart and Dan Jenkins.
He is survived by his wife
Hazel Spink; six sons, David
Swords of Bartow, Tommy
Swords of Lakeland, Michael
Eikel and wife Tina of
LeGrange, Ga., Richard Swords
of Haines City, Randy Eikel of
Pikeville, Tenn., and Michael
Swords and wife Mary of Fort
Myers; two daughters, Cheryl
Swords of Bartow, and Tammy
Baker and husband Kelly of
LaGrange, Ga.; two sisters,
Sheila Mayes of Missouri, and
DaVonne Palmer of Montana;
25 grandchildren; and 10 great-
grandchildren.
Memorial services will be
today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at
the Fort Meade American Le-
gion with Hope Hospice.Chap-
lain Bob Moore officiating. In-
terment in the Florida National
Cemetery will be private.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade




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ROBERT JENE
McMAHAN JR.
Robert Jene McMahan Jr.,
49, of Wauchula, died Friday,
April 18, 2008, at home.
Born in Hammond, Ind.,
on Nov. 10, 1958, he came to
Wauchula 15 years ago. He
was a U.S. Navy Seal serving
in Panama and Grenada, and
was a diesel mechanic.
He is survived by wife
Tamara Sue McMahan of
Wauchula; his parents Robert
Jene McMahan Sr. and
Frances Lee McMahan; three
children Joshua Allen
McMahan of Fountain
Valley, Calif., Elysia Nicole
McMahan of Yorba Linda,
Calif., and Samatha Ann
McMahan of Wauchula; a
brother, Rodney McMahan
and wife Lori of Port
Charlotte; and nephews
Michael and Kyle McMahan.
Services are pending.



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EUSEBIO TORRES
Eusebio Torres, 90, of Wau-
chula, died, Friday, April 18,
S2008, at Tampa.
Born in Mexico on Dec. 20,
1917, he lived in Waucbula
most of his life. He was a farm
laborer and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
He was preceded in death by
his wife Petra A. Torrers; and a
son Albert Torres.
He is survived by children
Ruben Torres of Kennedy,
Texas, Pablo Torres Sr. of
Bowling Green, Ysmael A.
Torres, Bernadino Torres and
Dora A. Torres, all of
Wauchula; Reynaldo Torres of
Murfreesboro, Tenn., Eusebio
Torres Jr. of Adamsville, Tenn.,
Leon Torres of Carthage, Tenn.,
Concepcion Vargas of Elsa,
Texas, Sylvia E. Loya of Winter
Haven, Rosalinda Warren of
Savannah, Tenn., Santos
Escarno of Houston, Texas and
Julia Rodriguez of Crosby,
Texas; and 46 grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Funeral services were Tuesday,
at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael
Catholic Church with the Rev.
Vincent Clemente officiating.
Interment followed in Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


















HERSHEL A. STONE
Hershel A. Stone, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, April 16, 2008, at Se-
bring.
Born June 12, 1928, in
Parkin, Ark., he came to Wau-
chula from Arkanas in 1969.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II, was a. dry
waller and attended the
Church of God.
He was preceded by his
wife,Dale Jerrellland daughter
Debbie Darlene Stone.
He is survived by his wife
of 54 years, Vera Mae Stone;
three daughters, Rose
Romero of Parkin, Ark.,
Shirley Adams and husband
Jim of Houlka, Mo., and
Sharon Conley and husband
Ron of Houlka, Mo.; two
sons, Hershel Stone Jr. and
wife Debbie of Wauchula,
and Woodrow Wayne Stone
of Carrabelle; a stepson,
Brady Dean Ward of Killeen,
Texas; and several grandchil-
dren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Services were Satur-
day at 2 p.m. followed by
interment at Wauchula
Cemetery.

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followed in Wauchula Ceme-
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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Dixie Belles Play Under Way


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The oldest of three girls soft-
ball teams have already started
the season.
The Dixie Youth Belles be-
gan play on April 12. No results
are available as yet. They will
continue through May 26, with
a break the week of April 28.
Although there are only two
squads officially in the 12-15-
age squads, the Pony Tails trav-


el team called the Shockers will
also compete in this division.
Playing for the Thunder are
15-year-olds Courtney Chason,
Vanessa Hernandez, Courtney
Parks and Harley Shelton; 14-
year-olds Penny McQuire,
Celeste Williams, Latiesha
Allen and Taylor Bolin; 13-
year-olds Cassidy Knight,
Kayla Powell, Kimberly Smith,
Danika Briones and Karina
Fernandez; and 12-year-old


Your "Check Engine"

Light On? Don't Panic!


Brooke Tyson.
On the Slammers roster are
15-year-old Emily Starratt; 14-
year-olds Amanda McNabb,
Nicole Brown, Naomi Erekson
and Sabrina Hernandez; '13-
year-olds Nicole Franks, Aleeza
Arguijo, Elaney Clark, Ana
Maria Montanez, Araceli Nav-
arro, Sierra Coronado, Summer
Sisum and Kayla Nichols; and
'12-year-olds Noemi Navarro
and Raquel Rosales.

How often we fail to realize
our good fortune in living in a
country where happiness is
more than a lack of tragedy.
-Paul Sweeney


In the controversial literary work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, there is a char-
acter called Evangeline St. Clare. She is better know by the name Little Eva.


You're driving alone late at
night and you're miles from
home when suddenly, without
warning, your "Check Engine"
light comes on.
What should you do?
Immediately pull over to the
side of the road, turn off the
engine and call for emergency
road assistance?
Keep driving in the belief that
it's something trivial such as a
loose gas cap and you'll tend to
it when you have a minute?
Ignore it, thinking it's a minor
"glitch" that will fix itself, hop-
ing to avoid costly repairs-espe-
cially if your car is out of war-
ranty?
According to auto-industry
statistics, more than 8 percent
of all vehicles on the road today
have their "Check Engine"
lights on. The most common
reason for this is a loose gas
cap. In fact, about 17 percent of
' vehicles have either gas caps
loose, damaged or missing.
An illuminated "Check
Engine" light, however, can be
caused by several problems-
from loose gas caps to engine
misfires to more serious mat-
ters. So it's nothing to be taken
lightly. At the same time, it's not
something one should panic
about.
Automotive vehicles dating
from 1996 to the present,
including cars, light trucks,
minivans and SUVs, are
equipped with an onboard diag-
nostic system.
Mandated by the U.S. gov-
ernment to .limit a vehicle's
emissions output, this sophisti-
cated computer system moni-
tors and adjusts, dozens of com-
ponents and processes. It -on't
tell you your tires are wearing
thin, but it will monitor about
80 percent of your car's operat-
ing systems.
When the computer finds a
problem that it can't correct, it
turns on your "Check Engine"
light, thereby serving as an
early warning device.
If the light remains illuminat-
ed while you are driving, there
is no need to panic. It's simply


an indicator that you should
have your vehicle checked.
You should not continue dri-
ving for prolonged periods, nor
should you embark on a lengthy
road trip without seeing your
mechanic. Also, if your vehicle
is due for a state emissions test,
an illuminated light is a good
indicator that your car will fail.
In some states, it's an automatic
failure.
A blinking or flashing
"Check Engine" light requires
more prompt attention as it may
indicate a more serious prob-
lem. If that occurs, minimize
driving at high speeds or under
heavy loads and see a trained
service technician to prevent
costly damage to your vehicle.
A good rule of thumb is to
refer to your vehicle's service
manual for what to do. There
are other easy ways to diagnose
hidden problems yourself and
ensure that your car remains
road-trip ready. One of these is
the CarMD (www.CarMD.com)
diagnostic device that employs
the same basic technology used
by mechanics to diagnose and
remedy light problems.
The handheld device plugs
into a vehicle's OBD II port
(usually found beneath the
dashboard) and quickly scans
for potential problems. The
software that comes with the
tool helps decode those prob-
lems in easy-to-understand lan-
guage, along with probable
causes, probable fixes and esti-
mated repair costs.
Considering that most me-
chanics generally charge up-
wards of $100 or more to run
similar tests, a device like
CarMD, priced at $89.99, can
save both time and money.
Additionally, it gives you the
upper hand in knowing the
problem and estimated repair
cost before your mechanic pre-
sents you with a detailed and
most likely costly repair esti-
mate.
So next time your light comes
on, don't become alarmed. It's
there for a purpose-to help you
drive safer.


Older graduate students carry nearly twice as much credit card
debt as their younger counterparts, with just 20 percent of all
respondents paying off their monthly credit card bills in full
each month. Moreover, the average outstanding balance on
credit cards held by graduate students has increased 10 per-
cent since 2003 to $8,612.



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Relay For Life Breaks Records!

Hardee County Unit Of American Cancer Society Grosses $108,000


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Pat Davis (second from left) was awarded a plaque and a bountiful and beautiful bouquet of roses for her 50 years
of volunteer service to the Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer Society. She is shown here with husband Joe
L Sr., son Joe L. Jr. and daughter-in-law Gloria Davis.


Winner of the derby-car race was the team from Florida's First Assembly of God church.


Taking top honors for derby decorations was the team from MidFlorida Federal Credit Union.


Walking the track as a family to keep the marathon going
for the benefit of cancer victims right here in Hardee
County are (from left) Sgt. Chris LeConte of the
Wauchula Police Department; Tina LeConte, administra-
tor of Resthaven; and children Christina, 2-1/2, and
Nicholas, 6 months.



Letter To The Editor
Parents Taught Daughter

The True Meaning Of Wealth
Dear Editor: mean things. I had always been
This story is real. It is about a so grateful for the clothes. I
real person. Me. I want this loved the commodities. I helped
story to affect and effect every mom paste stamps in the stamp
parent, student, teacher, C.E.O. book on Saturdays, and now
who reads it. they wondered who I was!
When I was a child, back in My dad should have placed
the 1950s and through the time me over his knee, not on it! He
that I graduated in 1971, my told me the following things
family was poor. As a child, I that I still cherish today:
remember standing in line for "Tay, some people measure
commodities that the govern- their wealth by the amount of
ment was so kind to give out to money they have in the bank,
the poor people, my family! the new car they drive, the
I remember holding out my fancy food on their table,and
hand to hold the powdered milk what they can buy next. But
that I could hardly wait for my wealth to me is knowing that
mom to mix up! That was a my girls are warm, they have a
long time ago! But I hold the full belly, shoes on their feet,
memories dear! I learned many and nice clothes to wear, even
a valuable lesson standing in though they are not new.
line for food. "Wealth to me is knowing
Another memory that still that you are learning to love the
isn't easy for me to understand, education that the teachers are
was why the kids made fun of giving you, and not having to
my second hand clothes! They learn things on your own, like I
were beautiful and so new to did. Wealth to me is knowing
me. I was proud of them. Mom that I can go to work. and bring
and Dad got them from the :-home some money to be-abl46
Goodwill and the' Salvation go to the Goodwill or Salatinbn
Army. Army to get you nice clothes,
When they came back from a and not have to go garbage-
trip to Columbus, (Ohio), I picking to find things for you
could barely contain my happi- and your sisters.
ness for "new" clothes! How "Tay, wealth is not the
could they not be new? They amount of money a person has.
were so beautiful, and they fit Wealth is knowledge, integrity,
me perfectly! Someone gave giving to others, helping others
them away? Oh my gosh! with what little we have. Wealth
I would go to school on is just another word with differ-
SMonday morning in my "new" ent meanings to different peo-
clothes, and some of the kids pie. Never, ever, think that you
would say, "Your mom and dad are not wealthy. You are. Just
must have gone to Columbus. not in the way you are starting
Got ya some "new old clothes!" to look at wealth. Always
Well bust my bubble. I thought remember, Tay, that I have done
I looked great and was very and will continue to do the best
proud of what mom and dad that I can, so that you will never
had got for me! have to quit school or give up
Then, I started wondering your education, like I did when
what it must be like to go to the I was a child, so I could provide
'new clothes store' and get for my mother and father and
something that no one else had brothers and sisters. You will
ever worn. Shoes that no one get an education, and you will
else had had on their feet. And one day understand the real
what about winter boots that meaning of the word wealth."
weren't scuffed up by someone Dad let me off of his knee,
else. I wanted those things just with a lot of things to think
like the other kids had, and I about. I think he didn't want me
wanted them now! to see the tears on his cheeks,
I told my parents when I was but it was too late. I saw them.
in the 6th grade that I wasn't They really didn't mean much
wearing Goodwill or Salvation then but a few years later, when
Army clothes. I wanted new I walked across the graduation
clothes! I didn't want to be platform, there was my father
made fun of anymore I told my and mother and the meaning of
father to get a good job, so we wealth!
could eat good food and have 'I finally understood what my
nice, new clothes, and I was dad and mom had given to me:
tired of being poor! A whole world of wealth! I
I can still see the terrible pain graduated, went to college,
on my father's face. Oh how I secured a great job, surrounded
cursed this man of integrity. My myself with wonderful friends,
father, who drove to Columbus share my love of knowledge
every night to work as a boiler with children by tutoring, and I
engineer, who educated him- now know the meaning of true
self, taught himself to read, wealth.
wrote beautifully, and shared The bottom line about this
his love of learning with me. story is: I still don't buy my
He then came back from clothes at the "new clothes
Columbus in the morning ,and store!' I go to the Thrift Store,
went to Kenyon College to Goodwill Store, and the
work there as a janitor and boil- Salvation Army! I am always
er engineer, until 4 p.m. or so, told that I look so nice, and
only to catch a couple of hours wear the nicest clothes!
of sleep, to start his routine all Imagine that.
over again, and I told him to get I am sure a wealthy wofnan!
a good job! Terrin (T)
My dad and mother could not McKelvey-Green
believe that I was saying these Zolfo Springs


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 2007 CA 00450
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula,-FL 33873,


Plaintiff,


ROSEANN M. MITCHELL,
MICHAEL L. MAKOWSKI, THE
ESTATE OF FRED A. MAKOWSKI
a/k/a FRED ANDREW MAKOWSKI,
DECEASED, PAM MILLER
MAKOWSKI, and SANDRA KAY
OSTEEN f/k/a SANDRA KAY
MAKOWSKI
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT


TO FLORIDA STATUTES
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT
OF FORECLOSURE AND AWARD
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES dated April
21, 2008, in the above styled
cause, I will sell to the highest and
best bidder for cash at the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 at
11:00 A.M. on May 21, 2008, the
following described property as
set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND AWARD OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES, to wit:
Lots 1 and 2 of Block "B",
Wauchula Heights Addition to
the City of Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida, LESS the fol-
lowing described property:
Begin at an.iron pipe at the
SE corner of Lot 2, Block "B"
of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, for a point
of beginning, run thence
West along the South line of
said Lot 2 a distance of 30
feet to a point; run thence
Northwesterly a distance of
48.85 feet more or less to the
North line of said Lot 2 to a
point; run thence East along
the North line of Lot 2 a dis-
tance of 30 feet to the East
boundary of said Lot 2; run
thence Southeasterly along
the East boundary of said Lot
2 a distance of 48.85 feet to
iron pipe for point of begin-
ning; all lying in Lot 2, Block
"B" of Wauchula Heights
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Florida, recorded
in O.R. Book 313, Page 602,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Dated this 21 day of April.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons needing special
accommodations to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Clerk of Courts at 430 South
Commerce Avenue, Sebring,
Florida 33870-3701, telephone
(863) 773-4174, no later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If you are hearing or
voice impaired, call Florida Relay
Services at (800) 955-8770.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.


4:24, 5:1c


IN TH1E CIRCUIT COURT OF
TIIE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
FAMILY DIVISION
Case No. 25 2008 DR 000 240
IN THE INTEREST OF:
MANIIELITA A GUZMAN
X)B: 10/24/03
CHILD


NOTICE OF ACTION

TIE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
LUIS ALBERTO GUZMAN
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, if any,
to it on CARLY J. LAMBERT, Esq.,
counsel for Petitioners, whose address
is Post Office Box 1748 or 502 West
Main Street, Wauchula, Florida,
33873, on or before Monday, May 26,
2008, and file the. original with the
clerk of this Court, at Post Office Box
1749 or 417 West Main Street, Room
202, Wauchula, Florida 33873, before
service on CARLY J..LAMBERT,
Esq., counsel for the Petitioners, or
immediately thereafter.

IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO. A
DEFAULT MAY BE ENTERED
AGAINST YOU FOR THE RELIEF
DEMANDED IN THIS PETITION.

Copies of all court documents in this
case, including orders, are available at
the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed to the address on record
at the clerk's office.


WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
"If you are a person with a disability,
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding,
you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
administrator, who Telephone (863)
534-4690, within two (2) working days
of your receipt of this Notice of
Action. If hearing impaired, (TDD)
863-534-7777, or via Florida Relay
Service 711."

WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on .. day of April,
2008.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: "Xa
As Deputy Clerk
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It taKes eight pounds of
grain to produce one pound of
beef.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2007CA-000591
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
acting through Rural
Development, formerly Farmers.
Home Administration (FmHA),
United States Department of
Agriculture (USDA),
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHAEL RICHARDSON and
JESSE JAMES MOORE, benefici-
aries of CARLEE FRANCIS
MOORE and MARY E. MOORE,
Deceased; and JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE, representing all
unknown minors, heirs, devisees,
grantees, assignees, lienors,
creditors, trustees, or other
claimants by, through, under, or
against CARLEE FRANCIS
MOORE and MARY E. MOORE,
deceased, and all parties having a
claim, right, title or interest in the
property herein; and JOHN ROE,
representing the unknown occu-
pant of the subject property
address: 3106 Hickory Street,
Zolfo Springs, FL;
Defendants. /
NOTICE OF SALE
Notice Is hereby given that pur-
suant to a Summary Judgment
entered in the above entitled
cause in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property located in Hardee
County, Florida, being specifically
described as follows:
Lot 1 and the North 1/2 of Lot
2, Block 2, Roberts and
Skipper Resubdivision of
Roberts & Skipper Addition
to the Town of Zolfo Springs,
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 1, Page 2-119
at public sale to the highest and
best bidder, for cash on the front
steps of the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 a.m. on
the 21 day of May, 2008.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE. IF ANY. OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
If you are a person with a disabili-
ty who needs any accommodation
in order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please contact
the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within two (2) working days of
your receipt of this Summons; if
you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service (800) 955-8770.
DATED 4-21-08.
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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Baseball Boys


In Distr
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's down to post-season play
for the Hardee Wildcat nine.
The 'Cats finished up the reg-
ular season at Fort Meade on
Thursday with a heart-breaking
one-run los, their eighth one-
run outing of the year.
They enter the Class 4A-
District 10 playoffs this week,
tied with rival DeSoto in the
standings. The district schedule
was not available at press time.
The Wildcats have seven
seniors in their final games of
their high school baseball
careers, Will Abbott, Carl
Basey, Kyle Cobb;' Cody
Gullatt, Kaleb Saunders, Josh
Spencer and Dan Timmons.
The boys, and their 'families,
were honored in the final home
game last week against Bartow.
The coaches had prepared a
resume on each player, includ-
ing their future plans and most
outstanding moment of their
Wildcat careers.
BARTOW 18
HARDEE1
A game that began with
senior excitement and jollity
turned sour in the first inning
when Bartow (15-8 overall 9-1
in district) sent 14 men to the
plate in the first inning and
brought 10 of them home.
The Yellow Jackets seeming-.
ly could do little wrong as they
hit the gaps with homers, triples
and other hits. They added four
runs in the second inning and
four more in the third before
clearing their bench, which
included a lot of players just up
from the JV level.
Hardee's only score came in
the bottom of the fifth, and
final, inning. Adam Cartwright
grounded out. Pinchhitter Brek
McClenithan singled to left and
ended up at second on an error.
Jake Mayer doubled to score
McClenithan before a strikeout
and groundout ended the game.
FORT MEADE 7,
HARDEE 6
The season finale at rival Fort
Meade went to the wire and be-
yond before the-Miners scored
in the home half of the ninth to
win the game.
Hardee got on the boardsfirst.


ict Play
Scott Donaldson doubled. With
one away, McClenithan was hit
.by a pitch. Gullatt singled and
Saunders was safe on a fielder's
choice. During the mclee,
Donaldson and McClenithan
scored. The Miners left Bryan
Lawton stranded after he had
walked.
There was no score in inning
two. Hardee left Tony Martinez
stranded and Fort Meade went
down in order.
In the third inning, Hardee
picked up a run. McClenithan
and Gullatt both singled and
Saunders walked. A Basey
fielder's choice caught
McClenithan coming home. An
error on a Conner Davis hit
allowed Gullatt to come home.
The bases were left loaded. Two
walks left a pair of Miners
aboard in the home half of the
third.
While Hardee left a runner on
base in the top of the fourth, the
Miners forged in front with four
runs on a hit batsman and three
hits, the biggest a triple by
senior George Senterfitt.
Hardee responded by plating
three runs in the top of the fifth
to take a 6-4 advantage. Saun-
ders, Basey and Davis came in,
aided by a Ben Krause hit.
The Miners evened the game
at 6-6 with a pair of runs in the
bottom of the sixth. Senterfill
and senior Shane Coulton
crossed home plate.
The game rocked through the
seventh, eighth and top of the
ninth with no scoring. In the
home half of the inning Jona-
than Camp doubled and raced
home on a Nathan Tenney hit.
Aside from the seven seniors
leaving the fold, the Wildcats
will have a lot of talent coming
back. Juniors Krause, Martinez,
Cartwright, McClenithan, Tyler
Robertson and Michael Dixon
have been joined by underclass-
men.
Freshmen Donaldson and
soph Tyler Cobb have been up
from the beginning. Coming up
during the season was soph
Conner Davis. Freshman Kalan
Royal came up later in the sea-
son. With the end of the JV sea-
son, sophs Marcus Chancey,
Carson Davis, and freshmen
Mayer and Kyle Ward joined
the varsity.


God.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
I have created you and
cared for you since you were
born. I will be your God
through all your lifetime, yes,
even when your hair is white
with age. I made you and I
will care for you. I will carry
you and be your Savior.
Isaiah 46:3b-4 (TLB)
FRIDAY
Let hope keep you joyful; in
trouble stand firm (in your
faith); persist in prayer . .
With the joyful, be joyful; and
mourn with those who
mourn. Care as much about
each other as about your-
selves.
Romans 12:12,15-16 (NEB)
SATURDAY
Everything the Lord does is
right. He is loyal to all He has
made. The Lord is close to
everyone who prays to Him,
to all who truly pray to Him.
Psalm 145:17-18 (NCV)
SUNDAY
As for the rich in this world,
charge them not to be
haughty, nor to set their
hopes on uncertain riches,
but on God who richly fur-
nishes us with everything to
enjoy. They are to do good,
to be rich in good deeds, lib-
eral and generous.
I Timothy 6:17-18 (RSV)
MONDAY
For the Lord your God has
arrived to live among you.
He is a mighty Savior. He will
rejoice over you with great
gladness with His love. He
will calm all your feats. He
will exult over you by singing
a happy song.
Zephaniah 3:17 (NLT)
TUESDAY
Jesus Christ is always the
same: yesterday, today and
for ever. Don't be swept off
your feet by various peculiar
teachings. Spiritual stability
depends on the grace of


Hebrews 13:8-9a (PME)


WEDNESDAY
Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid or terrified
because of them (the
enemy), for the Lord your
God goes with you; He will
never leave you nor forsake
you.
Deuteronomy 13:6 (NIV
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.



Snapper


Season


Reopens
The recreational red snapper
fishing season in Florida waters
in the Gulf of Mexico reopened
on Tuesday and will remain
open until Nov. 1. Florida
waters extend nine nautical
'miles from shore in the Gulf.
While Florida's Gulf red
snapper season is opening as
usual this year, there have been
some recent significant changes
to Gulf red snapper regulations.
The red snapper bag limit for
sport anglers in the Gulf has
been lowered from four fish
daily per person to two fish per
person, and the captain and
crew of for-hire vessels in the
Gulf may not keep the recre-
ational bag limit.
In addition, the recreational
red snapper fishing season in
Gulf federal waters has changed
and will now open on June 1
and close on Aug. 5. Gulf fed-
eral waters extend well offshore
beyond state waters.
The minimum harvest size
for recreational red snapper in
the Gulf remains unchanged at
16 inches total length.


PHOTO BYALEX GILLIARD
Suiting up for the final home game were Wildcat seniors (from left) Will Abbott, Dan Timmons, Cody Gullatt, Kyle
Cobb, Kaleb Saunders, Josh Spencer and Carl Basey.


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the children's bank tournament.
The adult tournament begins
at 5:30 a.m. with registration.
After a 6 a.m. tournament meet-
ing, fishing may start. A new
boat ramp on Lake 2 will help
boaters since, the water level is
lower than usual.
Fishing begins at 6:45 a.m.
and stops at 1:15 p.m. There
will be a first-place prize per
person for. the biggest bass
taken on each lake. There will
be first, second and third prizes
on Lakes 1 and 2 for total
weight maximum for two fish.
On Lakes 3 and 4, there will be
first- and second-place prizes.
There will be 100 percent pay-
out of registration fees.
For those bankfishing, there
will be only a first-place prize
for the biggest catfish.


The sixth annual Kids Fish-
ing Tournament, sponsored by
the Florida Council on Crime
and Delinquency Chapter 34
and the Castaway 4-H Sport-
fishing Club, begins with regis-
tration at 7 a.m. Fishing is from
8 a.m. until noon. Youth ages 5
to 15 are welcome.
Crown Pointe, an assisted liv-
"L: facility in Sebring, will fur-
nish lunch for the spotters, and
both adults and children who
have been fishing. All children
registered will also receive a
door prize.
BASS TUBS
Among the activities this year
is a unique, aquarium, approxi-
mately 40 feet long, which rolls
down the road on a gooseneck
trailer. Provided by Vandolah


Power Co. in cooperation with
Bass Tubs of Oklahoma, the
4,500-gallon tub will be filled
with different species of bass.
Keith Johnson, a tournament-
winning fisherman, will
demonstrate casting, how lures
work in the water, techniques
on catching various types of
fish another information. His
30-minute demonstrations will
be every two hours throughout
the day.
FUN
Children of all ages will
enjoy not only the new play-
ground, but a host of other
activities. For the older youth,
the Blue Mountain Grass Band,
a group of four teens will pro-
vide entertainment.
For other children, a bunch of


Do Not Release Exotic Pets


South Florida, especially our
wonderful Everglades has a
problem. It is not a problem ex-
clusive to south Florida, but it is
at its worst there. It's very hos-
pitable toward large non-native
reptiles. Well over 200 pythons
have been captured at Ever-
glades National Park in the last
10 years.
Conservative estimates of the
park's python population ex-
ceed 5, 000 animals. These
snakes can prey on native wild-
life, as well as pet dogs and
cats, and according to the
Florida Fish and Wildlife Com-
mission, can grow large enough
(20 feet) to injure people. With
few natural predators, they can
move right in, find a mate, lay
and protect a clutch of eggs and
keep making more pythons.
When exotic (non-native)
reptiles move in, the native rep-
tiles are displaced . to the
point that we are further stress-
ing natives like the threatened
indigo snake. There have been
some fearsome fights between
large pythons and alligators,
and a man in Fort Myers dis-
covered a 10-foot Burmese
Python on his patio last sum-
mer. Pythons have eaten do-
mestic turkeys near Home-
stead. The animals are also
found in agriculture areas and
the water conservation areas.
The Nile monitor lizard,
which grows to 5 or 6 feetvas
getting so common around and
in Cape Coral's maze of canals
that a few years ago 39 of them
were caught and killed in about
a 6-month period, according to
a University of Florida her-
petologist assisting with a study
there to try to gauge their eco-


logical impact. There were con-
cerns that the Nile monitors
were disturbing and eating the
eggs and young of the lovely
Burrowing Owl, a great local
favorite and a protected species.
Green Iguanas are so well es-
tablished and common in south
Florida that many pest control
businesses do not even take
calls to remove them any more.
They think that the problem is
impossible to control. Boa con-
strictors have a breeding popu-
lation in Miami.
How has this happened?
Experts agree that the problem
is has been caused primarily by
pet owners releasing exotic pet
reptiles that have become too
large or difficult to handle or to
feed, augmented by, among
other things, the many exotics
that escaped into the Everglades
during Hurricane Andrew and
were never recovered. It is be-
lieved that Burmese Pythons
were initially released into the
Everglades National Park along
the roadways and they have
spread from there.
What can we do? Well,
here's what has recently been
done to help. FWC's new reg-
ulations concerning "ROCs", or
"reptiles of concern", which
went into effect January 1 of
this year cover 6 kinds of rep-
tiles, including Burmese py-
thons, Reticulated pythons,
Amethystine pythons, African
Rock pythons, Green anacon-
das, and Nile monitors.
You must have a license,
which costs $100 per year to
own these reptiles. Once these
reptiles reach 2" in diameter,
they must be microchipped for
identification. This is a veteri-


nary procedure. Anyone who
already possesses a ROC that is
2" or greater will have until
July 1, 2008 to get it micro-
chipped.
There is also concern about
red-eared sliders, those little
turtles that our kids love to
have. It seems they are being
released, and are breeding with
the native turtles, to the detri-
ment of the native species.
They are also known to spread
salmonella to children who han-
dle them. After July 1, 2008
there will be new rules to fol-
low for trading in or possessing
sliders.
How can we help?
1.) Never release an exotic
or domestic into the wild, or
allow your children to do so.
That is specifically against the
law in Florida. It is a first
degree misdemeanor, and car-
ries a maximum of a year in jail
and a $1000 fine.
2.) Report any activity of
this sort that you witness imme-
diately, trying to get some iden-
tification such as a license num-
ber, vehicle description, etc. of
the person involved. You can
call FWC's Wildlife Alert Hot-
line at 1-888-404-3933 on a
landline phone, or #FWC on a
cell phone, or report wrongdo-
ing on the net at MyFWC.com\-
lawalert.
4.) Encourage your chil-
dren's science teachers to do a
program on this problem for all
children that pass through the
class. Furnish informational
materials to the teachers.
5.) Go to http://myfwc.-
com/nonnatives, and clidk on
Rules and Regulations for full
information about regulations
for exotics in Florida.
The Florida Wildlife Feder-
ation is a statewide citizens
conservation and education or-
ganization working for the pro-
tection, enjoyment and wise use
of Florida's fish, wildlife and
other natural resources. The
federation encourages the pub-
lic's appreciation of Florida's
environment through sustain-
able, resource-based outdoor
recreation.


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Spring Carnival

Friday, April 25

S 5 p.m. 8 p.m.

Enjoy the entertainment, cake walk,
dessert tent, American and Spanish foods,
games & prizes, general store,
and many other attractions.


D bodge Drive for Kids
NP Earn $5 for our school by simply
test driving a new Dodge vehicle
while at the Carnival!


tents will have interesting fea-
tures. Dig for fossils in the
Fossil Fun Zone. Watch the but-
terflies as you stroll among
them. At Alligator Alley, have
your picture taken with a baby
alligator. There will be face
painting, a Florida Fish and
Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission fish hatchery, the Peace
River. bees, Cracker Trail
Museum and dinosaur exhibit,
the K-9 dog squad, and maybe
an appearance by Smoky the
Bear.
Other informational booths
will be on hand, including a
native plant display, Payne's
Creek State Park, Boy Scouts
and Cub Scouts, the Sheriff's
Office DARE officers, Division
of Forestry, Manatee Red Cross
with survival tips, boat and RV
dealers and the Hardee Health
Department.
FOOD
Alan Jay Ford will bring
trucks loaded with free ice and
water for the thirsty.
A bunch of other folks will
bring their favorite foods.
Suzie Q's of Myakka City
will prepare swamp cabbage
and guava cobbler.
The Florida Council on
Crime and Delinquency will
have a barbecue separate from
the fishing tournament.
St. Michael Catholic Church
will have a variety of Spanish
cooking.
The Rotary Club has onion
rings and French fries.
Poppin' Paw Paw Fred's
Country Popcorn will provide
kettle corn.


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The Mosaic cook team, with
the help of Ilardee Help Center '
folks, will be grilling hamburg-
ers and hot dogs.
There will snow cones and
several other goodies as well.
MAKING IT POSSIBLE
Besides those mentioned
above, contributions from Sun-
coast Schools Federal Credit
Union, Phos-Chem Supply,
Clear Springs of Bartow, and
Peace River Electric Co. will
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The planning committee
includes Diana Youmans of
Mosaic; Casey Dixson, Jama
Abbott and Sandy Larrison of
the Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce; Doug Jensen, Van-
dolah Power plant manager;
and Earl Powell, Hardee Lakes
Park manager.
"This committee is excited.
We're committed to this event.
It will be a fun time for all.
We'd like everyone to come,"
they said.


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PAGE ONE


Cherry Puts Title Up In May


5 Tracksters Head To State


By JOAN SEAMAN 23-5-2 record, which includes
Of The Herald-Advocate 11 KOs, most recently a sixth-
Wauchula pro boxer Edner round knockout in December
"Cherry Bomb" Cherry will put against Wes Ferguson, the 22-
one of his several belts on the year-old protege of the Floyd
line in a May 21 bout in North Mayweather camp.
Carolina. Cherry, 25, said he learned a
Seen on ESPN Wednesday lot from that fight. He knows he
Night Fights, the bout will pit needs to pick up the pace and
Cherry against the more-experi- do a lot of body work against
enced former lightweight cham- the older fighter, who will try
pion Stevie Johnston. The 35- "to lull me to sleep. He's not
year-old, called "Lil'But Bad" that tall. He's slick and will
carries a 42-5-1 record with 18 move around a lot," said
KOs to his credit. He has also Cherry.
been knocked down three times "I want the chance to show
in his five losses, my skills on ESPN. I think I am
A native of Denver, Colo., faster, and at 5-8 I have a better
Johnston, now fights out of reach. I think it will open more
Vero Beach. The southpaw is doors for me. I want to advance
5-5 and has a reach of 70 inch- against better and better fighters
es. until I can challenge for the
Cherry will counter with his world title," he commented.




Volleyball Beats ]
By JOAN SEAMAN The eighth grade also slipped
Of The Herald-Advocate in losing 1-2 to Sebring Middle
The Hardee Junior High vol- School.
leyball girls swept past Lake Kailah White had nine ser-
Placid last Thursday. vice points, four perfect passes
Playing more consistently has and two kills to pace the eighth
improved the girls' outings, grade. Maria Anselmo added
Early in the season, they had nine service points and a pair of
layoffs between games. perfect passes. Summer Palmer
Actually, the eighth grade added 10 assists and two kills.
girls split matches last week, Bendra Zamora had six ser-
while the seventh graders Bendra Zamora had six ser-
dropped matches to both Se- vice points and five perfect
bring and Lake Placid. passes, while Danely Flores had
Coach Ami Whilden, and four kills and Ashley Nichols
assistants D.K. Davis and added three kills. Sabrina
Susanna Castillo, have been Hernandez had a trio apiece of
pleased with the overall im- perfect passes and kills and
provement of both squads. assists Graham added four
Last Monday, the seventh
grade girls battled Sebring to Other eighth graders are-
the third set before losing 1-2. Angelica Flores, Taylor Bolin,
They were led by Jessica Courtney Parks, Rebekah Nix,
Harrison topped the team with a Taylor Pohl and Cierra
half dozen service points and Martinez.
four perfect passes. Both Myah At home Thursday against
Gonzalez and Danielle Milby Lake Placid, Hardee showed its
chipped in with five service improvement from the first
points and a pair of perfect matches against the Dragons.
passes. Other seventh graders In this, although the seventh
are Tara Deeson, Ashley Arm- grade lost 1-2, the girls picked
strong, Kayla Nichols, Kayla up their second game win of the
Knight, Shelby Arsenault and week. Saldivar had eight ser-
Ana Saldivar. vice points, while Deeson




Lopez Does Best


At State Meet


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee weightlifting heavy-
weight Jorge Lopez performed
well in the state meet Friday.
Lopez has steadily improved
his performance all season, and
closed out with his personal
best in both events. He ended
ninth of the 15 or so lifters in
his division.
He was tied for third after the
preliminary rounds. He com-
pleted a personal best of 405
pounds in the bench press,
w.ich was 20 pounds higher
since the start of the season. He
also increased his clean-and-
jerk by about 40 pounds, com-
pleting a 255 at state for anoth-
er personal best.
"He's the only senior we are
losing and expect to be compet-
itive -next year with so many


coming back. Plus, it will make
us stronger for football, which
begins spring practice next
Thursday (May 1)," comment-
ed head coach Tim Price.
There will be a spring
Orange-Blue game on May 23.
The Spring Classic on May 30
will be against Lake Wales in
Wildcat Stadium.
Quite a few of the Hardee
weightlifters progressed during
the season, with Murad Ottall-
ah, Terrence Medlock, Jeremy
Aguilar, Charlie Powell, Phillip
Barton, David Newcomb, Jar-
rius Lindsey, Postene Louis-
jeune, Lance Mason, Skylar
Alden, Logan Thomas, Nick
Battles, Tyler Alden, Devon
Harris, Brett Tyson, Alex Lani-
er, Carlos Ramirez, Jordan Bak-
er and Kevin Godwin expected
to continue to improve.


He leaves Monday to stay in
Tampa for focused training for
the May 21 bout. Although he
will miss his wife, and children,
Christina who will be seven in
May, Edner Jr. who was three in
December, and Shaun, who will
be a year old on May 29, Cherry
feels it will be worth it in the
future.
He expresses gratitude for the
support of the people of Hardee
County. 'I appreciate them
being there for me and encour-
aging me. I expect this to be an
exciting fight. Don't miss it,"
concluded Cherry.
Stop by Royal's Furniture at
the intersection of Main Street
and Seventh Avenue and see
him before he leaves for train-
ing.




Dragons
added five and Harrison had
four service points and two
kills. Armstrong chipped in
with four perfect passes.
For the eighth grade, it was
victory rather than a two-set
sweep. Hardee won 2-1, with
contributions from a host of
teammates. Hernandez had 14
service points, three perfect
passes and three kills. Anselmo
added four service points and
four perfect passes, along with a
pair of kills.
Palmer had four service
points, but was credited with 10
assists. Nix and White each had
four service points, and Nichols
had five kills and Flores four
kills.



NOTICE

The City of Bowling
Green will be flush-
ing fire hydrants be-
ginning Thursday &
Friday, April 24th &
25th from 12 p.m. till
4 a.m. Water pres-
sure will be minimal.
If the water appears
cloudy this is due to
air in the line. Please
flush any spigots the
following morning
until the water runs
clear. Also clean out
any strainers. 4:2,


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five senior leaders will ad-
vance to the state track and field
meet this weekend.
Postnea "Tena" Louisjeune,
Jimmy Cimeus, Pete Solis,
Marwin Simmons and Jean
Frenot all placed in the top four
of their events to qualify for the
state meet at Winter Park on
Saturday.
Louisjeune was the only re-
gional winner. She took the
high jump with a leap of 5'4".
Teammate Andrea "Drea"
Parkinson, who was bothered
by an injured foot, still placed
fifth in the event, but lost a
chance to go to state.
Louisjeune was also fourth in
the long jump at 16'5", and
fourth in the triple jump at
34'07.5".
Mostly based on her achieve-
ments, the Hardee girls were
12th overall of the 29 girls
teams which had entrants.
Golden Gate won, followed by
Titusville Astronaut, Cocoa


Beach, Immokalee, Fort Pierce
Lincoln ,Park, Berkeley Prep,
Melbourne Viera, Harmony,
Wiregrass Ranch, Fort Myers
Dunbar, Fort Pierce John
Carroll and Hardee.
Frenot was next highest with
a second-place finish in the
finals of the 300 hurdles. Third
in the preliminaries in 40.86
second, he dropped that to
39.35 in the finals. He was also
13th in the triple jump.
Teammate Simmons also had
a second-place finish, in the
long jump at 23'03" and placed
third in the triple jump with a
leap of 44'01.25".
Solis placed fourth in the
400-meter dash, in a time of
50.57 seconds. He also placed
ninth in the 800-meter and ran
with Gilberto Gutierrez, Murad
Ottallah and Devonte Carter to
place sixth in the 4x800 relay.
Cimeus was fourth in the 110
hurdles, finishing in 16.03 sec-
onds. He was also sixth in the
long jump.
With the senior leadership,


the boys placed fourth overall,
behind Titusville Austronaut,
Cocoa and Tampa Jesuit, but
ahead of Harmony, Berkeley
Prep, Lincoln Park and
Immokalee, to name a few of
the 28 schools participating.
Other Hardee athletes con-
tributed to the overall points of
both teams.
For the girls, Parkinson was
fourth in the 100 hurdles pre-
liminaries, but dropped to sev-
enth in the finals. Sophomore
Jalyn Smith placed 14th in the
400-meter dash. She also ran
with the 4x400 relay team
which placed 14th. Joining her
were senior Gloria Solils, soph
Briana Aguila and freshman
Mylekia Stevenson. Solils also
placed 10thin the shot put with
a throw of 32.07'.
Among other boys contribut-
ing was freshman Carlos Rami-
rez, who placed ninth in both
the shot put and discus. Senior
Jayquan Gandy was ninth in the
200 dash in which Ezyayi
Youyoute placed 14th.


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WauChulan James "Jim"
Barncord was twice honored by
the Masons, recently.
The 76-year-old received a
high honor in being named a
32nd degree Mason, ambas-
sador at large for the Fort
Myers district.
Getting such honors in the
"Ancient And Accepted
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
for the Southern Jurisdiction,
USA," is most unusual and
comes after 12 years' service in
the local Lodge 17, where he is
now a lifetime member.
To be eligible, a Mason has to
be recommended by the top
person in the region, which hap-
pens to be the Illustrious Alva
R. Jones, 33rd-degree Mason,
the chairman of the executive
committee and personal repre-
sentative of the Soverign
General, Valley of Fort Myers.
Once the district recommends
him, a Mason's application is
scrutinized and reviewed up to
the national level. If approved,
he is accepted to the Knights
Council Court of Honor as an
Ambassador At Large for the
State of Florida.
A member of the county
Planning & Zoning Board and
of the American Legion, Barn-


cord's pleasure is his work as
clown Jimmy Hayseed, the only
Mason clown in the state autho-
rized to collect money for the
children's clinics for language
and speech deficits. This year,
at Pioneer Park Days and the
Hardee County Fair, he collect-
ed $1,165 to contribute to hand-


icapped children.
For this he received a special
award from the state head, the
Illustrious Robert L. Goldsmith,
33rd-degree, The Grand Prior
PCM of Florida, Southern
Jurisdiction USA and Sovereign
Grand Inspector General of
Florida, and Jones.


COURTESY PHOTO
Jim Barncord (right) receives the honored red hat as he
was accepted as a 32nd-degree Mason in ceremonies in
late March. He received it from the Florida and Southern
Jurisdiction leader Robert L. Goldsmith.


COURTESY PHOTO
Ten pianists entertained at the recent Wednesday Musicale program entitled "Play Me
A Piano This Time Make It Gershwin!" Jeraldine Crews was the program director.
Shown above (standing, from left) are pianists Carol Stone, Louise Gantt, Carol Myer,
Crews, Arden Rawls, Libby Bradley, Ethelind Prescott and Gloria Davis; seated at the
piano is Judye Mercer. Not pictured are Dot Bell and the Rev. Tim Davis. Hostesses for
the afternoon meeting were Jill Southwell, Joanne Douglas and Dale Mahnken. The
club will meet for its final program for the club year on May 14 at 4 p.m. at the Woman's
Club building. Local students seeking to win the annual scholarship provided by the
club for advanced music education will be the program participants. For more Infor-
mation on the club and its activities, call President Sylvia Collins at 773-6251 or Bay
Ridge District President Bess Stallings at 773-3594.


Friendship is a strong and.
habitual inclination in two
persons to promote the good
and happiness of one another.
-Eustace Budgell


The Victoy Praise Center
and Spirit Wind Evangelistic
Ministries are hosting the day-
long Fox Memorial Gospel
Sing on Saturday from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m.
Featured are the Celebration
Singers, Ross Leeper, The
Whaleys, Homeward Bound,
the Fox Family and Spirit Wind.
Everyone is invited to stop by
the church at 132 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green, and share in the
music time.
Northside Baptist Church is
celebrating its 76th Home-com-
ing on Sunday, with former pas-
tor A.O. Hendry of Bethany
Baptist Church of Bradenton,
coming to visit and present the
message at the 10 a.m. service.
Although there will be no
evening service, all former
members and friends of Pastor
Hendry are invited to the ser-
vice and covered dish luncheon
which follows the a.m. service
at the church at 912. N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula.


Bridal Shower Honors

Kimberly Smith


1 we Love rOU A bridal shower honoring
bride-elect Kimberly W. Smith
Our Princess was held on Sunday, March 30,
at the home of Laura Barker.
Theme for the shower was
G3randama Pampered Chef.
S Ganpa Hostesses also included some
n of the bride-to-be's co-workers
and and staff at the Hardee County
.nna Clerk of Courts Office, includ-
ing Charlene Albritton, Vickie
Kyh[elei iAl'exa 'e,,velff Poppa Jenkins, Norma Juarez and
.: Patricia Wilson.
) Guests were served a turkey
and cranberry braid, chili




Music at the Melon Barn!

Friday, April 25th

A fun filled evening for the entire family.
Enjoy some good music in a relaxed country
atmosphere. Starting at 7:00 pm with
hot dogs and hamburgers, the music will
begin at approximately 7:30 pm.

The Barn is located 3 miles south of
Highway 66 on Johnston Road.
SBring your lawn chairs and your friends.
And ladies your favorite dessert
Sponsored by if possible.
Robertson Farms
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cheese dip, chips, truffle,
brownie cups, and tea and
punch.
Attending were Brianna
Albritton, LeAnna Albritton,
Alexis Barker, Jackie Barker,
Libby Bradley, Connie Coker,
Edwina Murphy, Aurora Patino,
Martina Zuniga and the bride-
to-be's mother and sister, Diane
V. Smith and LaQuinda Smith.
The bride-elect will wed Juan
Coronado Jr. on Saturday, May
10.


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S1'We the Bride and Groom
would like to thank all family members
and friends who came out to share in our
SCelebration of love.
We would also like to thank
Pastor Lucious Everettfor these
of his church for the occasion.
Sheryl Mosley for decorating
..1 the Elk's Lodge where the reception
was held also her assistants
Katrina Blandin and Shaquita Armstrong.
Belinda Anderson for coordination
of wedding party line up.
Love,
Mr and Mrs. Kelvin Anthony White


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Jim Barncorn (left), alias Jimmy Hayseed, the only authorized Mason Clown in Florida,
received accolades from top Florida Mason officials, Alva R. Jones (center) from Fort
Myers, and Robert L. Goldsmith, Southern Jurisdiction head from Jacksonville.


SPRING BAKE SALE









Sat., Apr. 26, from 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Bowling Green

First United Methodist Church
4910 N. Church Ave.
Delicious homemade pies, cakes, and cookies; also Equal
Exchange bagged coffees and teas on sale.
Baked goods available by the slice.
Come enjoy a homemade treat and a good cup of coffee,
or take some home for dessert!
Proceeds to benefit the United Methodist Women's mission fund
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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3B


FOUR PINKS, ONE BLUE


7 ,
Mr. and Mrs. Edward
Schwartz, Zolfo Springs, a
three pound 12 ounce daughter
Camille Helena, born March
28, 2008, Florida Hospital,
Sebring. Mrs. Schwartz is the
former Ann Stewart. Maternal
grandparents are Larry and
Gloria Stewart of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal grandparents
are Charles and Marie Schwartz
of Zolfo Springs.


Mr. and Mrs. Lance Howell,
Wauchula, twin girls, born Feb.
23, 2008, Sarasota Memorial
Hospital, Sarasota. Callie Eliza-
beth was six pounds three
ounces and Lanie Cate was five
pounds four ounces. Mrs.
Howell is the former Jamie
Harrell. Maternal grandparents
are Tom and Janice Harrell of
Zolfo Springs. Paternal grand-
parents are Ezra and Ann
Howell of Milledgeville, Ga.


Mr. and Mrs. Dale Haines,
Wauchula, a six pound seven
ounce son Jacen Dale, born
March 11, 2008, Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Mrs. Haines
is the former Krisen "Krissy"
Whidden. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Harold and Nancy
Bandy of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Dale and Kay
Haines of Wauchula.

Politeness is an inexpensive
way of making friends.
-William Feather


Mr. and Mrs. Shawn
Guardiola, Avon Park, an eight
pound 13 ounce daughter,
Breanna Lexi, born April 3,
2008, Florida Hospital, Se-
bring. Mrs. Guardiola is the for-
mer Brandi Johns. Maternal
grandparents are David and.
Sheila Johns of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Leslie and Betty Carlton of
Wauchula. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Serapio and Rita
Guardiola of Avon Park.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Catalina Guardiola of Texas and
Geranimo Moralez of
Wauchula.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant -
as a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.

The only service a friend
can really render is to keep up
your courage by holding up to
you a mirror in which you can
see a noble image of yourself.
-George Bernard Shaw
A loyal friend laughs at
your jokes when they're not
so good, and sympathizes
with your problems when
they're not so bad.
-Arnold H. Glasow


Fox Memorial

Gospel Sing


SATURDAY

1 1AM


* APRIL 26

- 5 PM


Hosted by:
Spirit Wind Evangelistic Ministries
and Victory Praise Center

132 E. Main St. Bowling Green, FL
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"Walk For Life," hosted by
the Orange Blossom Pregnancy
Care Centers Inc., is this Satur-
day at Highlands Hammock
State Park in Sebring.
The walkathon, which bene-
fits families in Hardec, High-
lands and south Polk counties,
will run from 8 to 10 a.m. On-
site registration begins at 7:15
in the morning.
The theme is "All Walks of
Life Can Walk for Life." The
course is a short 2 1/2-mile fun
walk. Starting and ending in
front of the state park's muse-
um, the path follows the paved
Hammock Loop Road and puts
walkers in the natural shade of
the park.
This could be the most
important 2-1/2 miles you'll
ever walk, and your steps could
save lives, the center says.
Orange Blossom Pregnancy
Care Centers is a non-profit or-
ganization, and all donations
are tax deductible. Proceeds
will benefit families in Hardee
and Highlands counties as well
as southern Polk County.
The centers are dedicated to
providing women, families and
youth with supportive programs
for crisis pregnancies, abortion
alternatives, and abstinence-
only education. Free and confi-
dential services include preg-
nancy tests, peer counseling,
support groups, referrals for
medical and financial assistance
and referrals for food, legal
counsel and adoption place-
ment.


tions are made available to
schools, churches and commu-
nity groups upon request.
Everyone is invited to partic-
ipate in the Walk For Life, in-
cluding individuals, families,
churches, businesses and orga-
nizations. All ages are wel-
come. Large groups can form
teams of 3-10 walkers.
This is not an athletic event.
People can participate in wheel-
chairs, with strollers, on roller-
blades, on bikes, etc. If an indi-
vidual or group would like to
participate but can't be there on
Saturday, walking can be done
any time and a pledge sheet sent
directly to the Pregnancy Care
Centers and it will still
count.
Walkers can ask everyone
they know, "Will you sponsor
me as I walk for life?" Nine out
of 10 people will say, "Yes!"
All pledges are "flat" amounts,
not a per-mile pledge. Walkers
do not have to collect any
money; their sponsors can sim-
ply make a pledge and the
Pregnancy Care Centers will do
the rest, based on the printed
full name, complete address
and zip code for each sponsor.
Funds already collected can be
turned in the day of the walk.
Walker Registration Forms
may be downloaded from the
Pregnancy Care Centers' Web
site at www.obpcc.org. Regi-
stration forms are also available
at the center and at participating
area churches.
The Wauchula satellite center


Pregnancy education and par- is located at 421 S. 10th Ave.,
enting education provide ways next to Southside Baptist
for clients to earn points to get Church. It is open on Mondays
maternity, baby and children's 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Tuesdays
clothes and furniture. In addi- from 1:30 to 5:30, or call 767-
tion, abstinence-only presenta- 0307.




KEN TURNER

In Concert
Formerly with the Blackwood Brothers

Sunday April 27

6:30 p.m.


Faith Assembly of God
US Hwy 17N Bowling Green


Everyone Welcome

Pastor Jim Miller

375-4206


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Rev. & Mrs. A.O. Hendry


Special Music by the Chil

Dinner on the ground.


'Walk For Life'

This Saturday


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Rev. A.0. Hendry will be the

guest speaker. A former pastor
of Northside, he currently pas- r


Bradenton.






dren's Choir & former members.

s following morning service.


guests.


Northside Baptist Church

S 912 N. 8th Ave., Wauchula 773-6947'


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

MOUNT ST. HELENS
Is it possible to go to church and listen to 500 sermons, maybe
1,000, over the course of a lifetime and not really hear them at all?
I think so.
Do you remember May 18, 980, when Mount St. Helens erupt-
ed in Washington State? The explosion, like a nuclear bomb, was
heard as far away as 600 miles. It killed 57 people.
However, a number of men and women were rescued within a
few miles of the mountain, and they testified to the most amazing
thing. They did not hear the blast!
Scientists explained this "zone of silence." It was due to the
incredible upward thrust of the exploding mountain and the way
people found to explain it Some thought it was a rain storm. One
woman 200 miles away thought something had fallen and crashed
in her house!
This reminds me of the time when Jesus quoted the prophet
Isaiah: "Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do
not hear or understand" (Matthew 13:13). It was possible to stand
right in front of Jesus and yet not hear His words. Thousands did!
We read in Scripture about Zacchaeus, Mary Magdelene,
Bartimaeus, the disciples and others who heard the words of the
Master gladly. But what about the many who came, listened, said,
"Interesting!" and went home unchallenged and unchanged?
Is it possible to read or listen to the most powerful words ever
spoken on earth and have them make no difference at all in our
lives? Tragically, this can happen when our hearts are filled with
other things. We are simply not created so that we can be devoted
to God and to the world too.
A choice has to be made or the greatest sermons ever preached
will be "like water off a duck's back!"




Thank You
Hershel was a husband, father, grandfather,
Sgreat-grandfather and friend to so many peo-
ple. He will be missed by us all.
Thank you to Rev. Howie Howze, Rev.
Charles D. Willis and singers Sharon Deen and
*) David Spencer, Kenilworth Care Nursing(,
SHome of Sebring, and Brant Funeral Chapel.
Thank you for all the support you gave -
the food, cards, flowers, calls, visits and
t prayers. They all mean so much.
t r Thank You
Vera Stone
OPEN HOUSE


SaturdayE-9 a[. p m
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No Sunday School or evening service.


-Nursery Provided-

We welcome all former members, friends &






4B The Herald-Advocate, April 24, 2008

Cowboy-Up Ministry Celebrates 1st Year
Cowboy-Up Ministry is cele- demonstrating God's Word at mer members of Tater H
rating its first anniversary with Reality Ranch under the direc- Bluegrass Band, a special me
a special gathering open to the tion of Randy Johnson. sage by Calder, dinner on t
public this Sunday. In December of 2003, grounds, a Level I horse obs
One year ago this month, Skipper was ordained as a min- cle course and a trail ri
Skipper Calder went into full- ister of the Gospel of Jesus through the oak hammock.
time ministry as a preacher/- Christ by Johnson and Reality Bring your horse to ride
teacher/trainer to people who Ranch Ministries. Calder has the obstacle course. All ages
love their horses and to those been serving the community as participants are welcomed, I
who love to be outside. This a minister of the Gospel for the must have negative Coggi
ministry has been blessed by following five years by con- papers for the horse and all pi
Mike and Betsy Dambois of ducting funerals, memorial ser- ticipants must be accompani
D.T. Davis Ranch and Cracker vices, and speaking engage- by'a responsible adult to si
Trail Arena. They provide the ments for Hardee and High- the release form. No entry f
venue Calder uses to bring his lands 4-H clubs, church youth required; all services are pr
weekly training and Gospel groups, at-risk juveniles and the vided by donation.
message. Boy Scouts. Spectators are welcon
This unique ministry uses Cowboy-Up Ministry helped Bring a lawn chair and yc
horses in illustrating God's the Hardee County Ministerial favorite dish to share.
Word, thus the motto "Horse Association with the Salvation The event will be held
Training with a Message." Army Kettle Drive before Cracker Trail Arena, 6134
Sunday church services are held Christmas, raising money for 66, about 10 miles east of U
in a beautiful oak hammock the needy. It also helped feed 17 out of Zolfo Springs.
under a pole barn and in the the homeless on Thanksgiving Coffee, doughnuts, juice a
arena. Calder emphasizes love, Day. The Cowboy-Up Ministry milk will be served at 9:45 a.r
respect and leadership for both Team has been involved in the obstacle course demonstrate
animals and people. Story of Jesus for 20 years. and Gospel message by Cald
Calder has been a cowboy all Calder is also a volunteer train- at 10 a.m.; bluegrass music
his life and competed for many er for Heartland Horses & 11; lunch at noon; horse obs
years as a professional team Handicapped Inc. in Avon Park, cle course begins at 1 and ru
roper in the state of Florida. helping with its horses and at all till finished; and a trail ride f(
Calder learned he had a talent in of its trail rides and fund-rais- lows the obstacle course if tir
speaking while serving as an ers. and weather permit.
elder in The Lord's Church of This Sunday, Cowboy-Up The ministry has had
Wauchula under the direction of Ministry will be celebrating eventful first year, growing
Mike Graham. He later learned "Homecoming Sunday" with knowledge of horses and
he had talent to use his horse in special bluegrass music by for- God.


The unique ministry led by Skipper Calder draws people
closer to God and the outdoors.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Preacher, teacher and trainer Skipper Calder delivers
God's Word from the saddle.





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In .the past year, the ministry
watched Jerra Ann Carson, a
professional horse massage
therapist, demonstrate massage
and its benefits to the horse.
Brian Potter, a professional
rodeo clown as well as a profes-
sional horse dentist, entertained
with his trick ponies and
demonstrated equine dentistry
and its benefits to the horse's
mouth and how that affects ride
and performance.
Arloa Coffell and Lonnie
Dambois demonstrated barrel
racing and the need for control
while going fast. Kade
Dambois showed how to rope a
calf, and his dad, Mike, enter-
tained with cowboy poetry.
Darrell Hensley performed with
his cutting horse. Donnie Boyd
conducted two demonstrations,
one on the different kinds of
bits and other with his working
cow horse, and discussed the
importance of having a plan.
In December, Cowboy-Up
Ministry sponsored local
Christian country music star
and Nashville recording artist
Tommy Brandt, two-time win-
ner of the Inspirational Country
Music "Male Vocalist of the
Year Award."
Over the last year, the min-
istry has also sponsored two
obstacles courses and three trail
rides. Calder has worked- with
horses that would not load in a
horse trailer, horses that would
pull back when tied, horses that
were .very scared and horses
that were very spoiled. Calder
even put a blindfold on his
horse to show true faith in the
master.
Calder is always looking for
horses with some kind of "prob-
lem" to use as a demonstration
on Sunday. Week afttr week,
Calder put together a sermon
that would match what was
happening in the arena, teach-
ing that believers are all in
training by God through the
Holy Spirit.
Cowboy-Up Ministry is
sponsored by the Cowboy-Up
Ministry Team and New
Beginnings Ministry of Hardee
County Inc. For additional
information about "Homecom-
ing Sunday" or any horse-train-
ing needs, contact Calder at
781-2281, visit his Web site at
www.cowboyupministry.com,
or send an e-mail to horsemi-
nistry@yahoo.com.


Jimmy Carter was the first
president to walk the inaugu-
ral parade route from the
Capitol Building to the White
House.


PHOTO BYJIM KELLY
Wauchula Police Chief Bill Beattie spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club recently. He
has been chief since 2000 and with the department, which is state-accredited, since
1993. "We try to be proactive rather than reactive. We put police officers on the roads
and in neighborhoods. We tell officers not to hide behind an orange tree." Beattie said
the local Drug Task Force funded by a grant is important. "A $100-a-day drug habit is
not uncommon. Addicts have to sell drugs to survive or steal or commit forgery or
fraud." He said grants are important, including a $67,000 grant for overtime for officers
to combat gangs. A new officer has to complete 800 hours at the academy and 240
hours of riding with a patrol officer. Shown (from left) are James Braddock, Beattie and
club President Steven Southwell.




Sebring Stops Softball Girls


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats
nearly came from behind for
victory.
The girls were playing in
their first district game, slotted
against number 2 seed Sebring,
which had beaten them handily
in two regular-season games.
The 11-8 loss drops the girls
out of contention for this year,
but coach Liz Lenhart drools
over the team she will have next
season. She is losing only one
senior, Amber Steedley.
"I'm extremely proud of the
girls. When they were behind,
they didn't get down. They
were almost 10-run ruled in the
fifth inning, but turned it around
in the last two innings.
Besides juniors Krystin Rob-
ertson, Lola Rivera, Miranda
Powell and Chelsea Owens,
Lenhart and her fellow coaches
Linda Arredondo, Laura Weeks
and-,.LeghSchneider will have
several underclassmen coming
back.
Sophs Paige Clark, Kristina
Garcia, Heather St. John,
Halley Marshall and Chelsey
Steedley, will be back, but they
will have several faithful com-
ing up from the JV squad which


petered out during the season.
Sophomores Marissa Shiver
and Selina Avila and freshmen
Emily Starratt and Elvira Servin
will add to the varsity strength
next year.
Hardee left Chelsey Steedley,
who doubled, and Garcia, who
walked, stranded in the first
inning. Sebring broke out on the
board with four runs on a com-
bination of a hit batsman and
walks coupled with a Sammi
Lower double and Amanda
Grimaldo triple.
The Lady 'Cats left Powell
and Clark on base in the top of
the second, and Sebring added a
run on three hits and an error.
Garcia and Servin both sin-
gled in the third frame, but were
left on the basepaths. Sebring
picked up another score on a
walk and Hannah McIntyre
double.
In the fourth, Hardee.again
left two aboard. Clark was safe
on a fielder's choice which took
out St. John after she had sin-
gled. Chelsey Steedley added a
double.
Sebring made it 9-Q with
another trio of tallies in the
home half of the fourth. A
strikeout ended the inning.
Hardee averted the 10-run


rule by plating its first score in
the top of the fifth. Robertson
singled and Garcia walked.
Servin was safe on a fielder's
choice which retired Robertson.
Owens singled to score Garcia.
Sebring kept its lead with one
run in the bottom of the fifth on
a combination of hits and a
walk.
On to the sixth inning, in
which Hardee plated four run-
ners in a 10-batter spree. Clark
opened it with a single, Chelsey
Steedley was safe on an error
and Amber Steedley hit into a
fielder's choice to take Clark
off the bases. Robertson singled
and Garcia doubled. When
Servin, Owens and St. John
continued the hitting, runners
kept crossing home plate. Clark
made the final out, but it was
now 10-5.
Sebring got its final score in
the sixth on a hit and an error.
In its last at-bat in the top of
the, seventh,- -Hardee. wasn't
ready to quit.' Cielsey Steedley
singled again. With one away,
Robertson drew a walk. Garcia
singled as did Owens. The first
three runners came home to
make the final score 10-8.


orses, Music a BBQ
Sunday April 27th

Cracker Trail Arena 6134 Hwy 66 Zolfo Springs
14 miles west of Hwy 27 or 10 miles east of Hwy 17
Cowboy-up Ministry is 1 year old. Help us Celebrate
Our First "Homecoming Sunday"
Obstacle Course Blue Grass Band BBQ
10:00 a.m. 11:30 a.m. Message and Music
2 to 1 Eat (bring salad, veg, or dessert) meat and tea provided"'
1 pm Obstacle Course Begins
All children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult whois resppnsixe
.for theirmwell being. A release form will be signed by all participant the day dbft
event. Must have current coggins to participate. .

Spectators Are Welcome Come Enjoy The Day
Bring Your Horse or Favorite Lawn Chair

Presented by "Cowboy-up Ministry Team" -
al Skipper Calder for more information at (863) 781
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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 5B


Congratulations are in order for the senior quintet which will
represent Hardee County in the state track and field championships
on Saturday at Winter Park. Tena Louisjeune, Jimmy Cimeus, Jean
Frenot, Marwin Simmons and Pete Solis combined to qualify for
state in seven different events. Classmate Drea Parkinson, with
three previous trips to state, just missed a trip to state as she battled
a foot injury throughout the day in regionals last week.

There is also congratulations to the Academic Team which
made it a three-peat. They've now won the state title four of the last
five years. Coaches Peggy Saddler and Peter Preston are extreme-
ly proud of their charges.

The Hardee softball girls showed their improvement this season
with a narrow 11-8 loss to perennial contender Sebring in the dis-
trict playoffs. With only Amber Steedley graduating, there will be
a ready-made team for next season.

In tennis, Clara Durrance was the only district winner, but only
the number one seeds and winning team advance to regionals.
Every team in Hardee's district bowed out in regionals where they
faced the likes of Tampa Jesuit and company.

Pro boxer Edner Cherry will go into seclusion for concentrated
training for a May 21 ESPN Wednesday Night Fights main event
against former champion Stevie Johnston. Cherry is confident and
continues to work hard for a chance at the world lightweight cham-
pionship.

Men's church league softball moves along, with only First
Christian and St. Alfonso I undefeated and leading their respective
divisions. Some games are close encounters and some are very
divergent, but it's a lot of fun and good camaraderie for the men.

Dixie AA (machine pitch) and AAA (minors) ball is over. We
have been trying to get end of-the-season photos and outlines for
both divisions. The AAA pics have been in, and the AA are almost
all there. The remaining team, the Rays, will be in next week as it
was received too late for press time.
Now the Dixie Youth (Majors) and Boys (formerly juniors)
divisions are busy playing. It seems there's also been three girls
softball teams, the Angels, Pony Tails and Belles playing. We just
got their schedules and rosters this week and hurried to get them in.

The huge Mosaic athletic benefit golf tourney was last week.
We don't have all the information on it yet.
This weekend there is the Hardee County YMCA benefit tour-
nament, which will be at The Bluffs on Saturday. Registration is at
7 a.m., and play begins at 8. CF Industries, Mosaic and Vandolah
Power are sponsoring the event, which will bring in funds for var-
ious youth programs at the YMCA. For more information, call the
Y at 773-6445.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call The Herald-Advocate at 773-3255 or e-mail at
news.heraldadvocate@embarqmnail.com with news for this biweek-
ly column. The sports deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m., except for
events which happened over the weekend. They are due by 11 a.m.
Monday.
It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.
-Lewis Carroll


WEATHER UMMARY
Cool temperatures slowed .ant germination and growth dur-
ing the week of April 14 through 20. Temperatures averaged five to
nine degrees below normal in the major cities. Daytime highs were
mostly in the mid to high 80s while nighttime lows were in the 30s
and 40s. Alachua, Baker, Putnam, Santa Rosa, and Gadsden report-
ed at least one low in the lower 30s. In Gadsden County, strong
winds were also reported as dry weather prevailed. Rainfall for the
week ranged from none in most areas of the Peninsula localities to
a little over an inch in Santa Rosa. Dry weather prevailed during
the week and the threat of wildfire remained high in some areas.
Suwannee County had a late frost at the middle of the week.
FIELD CROPS
The potato harvest was underway in St Johns County with
most fields reported as yielding a good crop. The cool, dry weath-
er had most growers irrigating the later maturing crops. In Gadsden
County, spring planting continued uninterrupted. Topsoil and sub-
soil moisture were mostly short to adequate across the State.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last LastI This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 2 1 40 3 1 38
Short 44 22 48 53 18 51
Adequate 52 76 12 44 76 11
Surplus 2 1 0 0 5 0
VEGETABLES
In Suwannee County, a late frost mid-week had some negative
impact on vegetables. Harvesting of spring crops continued in
areas of the southern Peninsula. Light cantaloupe harvest expected
to begin in south Florida. Other vegetables and noncitrus fruit mar-
keted during the week included snap beans, cabbage, celery, sweet
corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, greens, okra, peppers,
radishes, squash, tomatoes, and watermelons.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture condition was
poor to excellent with most in fair condition. Pasture was hurt by a
cold snap and growth has been slow due to cool temperatures.
Some damage to clover from clover mites. The condition of cattle
was mostly fair. In central areas, pasture condition was poor to
good with most in poor condition. Forage growth has been slow
due to cold weather. Fertilizer applied to many pastures has been
limited by the increased cost of fertilizer. The cattle were in very
poor to good condition. In the southwestern areas, pasture was very
poor to excellent with most in poor condition. Statewide, cattle
condition was very poor to good with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 10 5 15 5
Poor 30 1 35 10
Fair 30 50 25 45
Good 25 35 20 38
Excellent 5 0 5 2
CITRUS
A cool front moved across the State early in the week, drop-
ping lows in citrus producing counties to the 40s at night and 60s
during the day. After warming back up during the week, highs
reached the lower to mid-80s over the weekend. Isolated rainfall
was recorded only in the central citrus producing area at about a
quarter of an inch for the week. Rainfall had been adequate over


the past several weeks; however, with dryer weather expected:
most growers were continuing to irrigate in order to keep the trees
and the new fruit in healthy condition. Growers were putting out
applications of pesticides, fertilizing, and chopping and mowing
cover crops prior to and following harvest. Overall, trees looked
good with lots of new foliage on trees of all ages. The bloom peri-
od was over and trees were carrying small fruit between pea and
marble size. Valencia harvest, at over six million boxes again for
the week, was very active. Colored and white grapefruit were still
being harvested at over a million boxes weekly, primarily for the
processed market. Honey Tangerines, typically a fruit grown for
the fresh fruit market, was being processed at a higher rate than
normal. Varieties still being harvested included Valencia oranges,
grapefruit, and Honey tangerines.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Apr 06 Apr 13 Apr 20
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Early and Mid oranges 7 0 0
Navel oranges 2 1 2
Temples 53 4 3
Valencia oranges 6,151 6,203 6,231
Grapefruit 1,245 1,072 1,075
Honey tangerines 196 132 155
Tangelos. 9 1 1



Mining Hearing


Continues Monday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In the first four hours, only
the presentation and a few com-
ments on the proposed 10,000-
acre South Fort Meade Mine
extension were considered.
Due to the lateness of the
hour, and in consideration of
the time needed for rebuttal, the
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC mining
application hearing has been
continued to this Monday at 6
p.m.
The company is asking for
approval of its Development of
Regional Impact (DRI), Master
Mining plan and Reclamation
Plan. The DRI was previously
approved by the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council,
which set 50 conditions on it,
mostly concerned with environ-
mental factors.
During the long evening last
Thursday, which began at 6
p.m., Mosaic used a plethora of
experts to present various issues
concerning the company's plan
to mine about 7,700 acres of the
huge tract. Wetlands along the
Peace River, Charlie Creek,
Parker Branch and smaller
waterways will be largely
undisturbed, except for neces-


sary dragline crossings, said the
company representatives.
Financial responsibility for
reclamation, clay settling and
sand tailing areas, protection of
endangered species, water, pre-
vention of dam breaks and other.
issues were discussed in a long
68-page power point presenta-
tion by geologists, hydrologists,
engineers, economists and envi-
ronmentalists.
Brian Kelsky, environmental
attorney for those opposed to
the mining, cross-examined the
experts as each concluded his
portion of the presentation. At
the end there were comments
from just three or four citizens
before the long night's com-
bined meeting of the Hardee
County Commission and the
county Planning & Zoning
Board was closed, for the time
being.
As it had to be continued to a
time certain, next Monday night
was considered the best option
for the members of the boards
involved. Company attorney
Rogers Sims asked that he be
allowed to make a closing state-
ment of the main points of this
evening's presentation because
of the 11-day interval.


Vandolah Power is proud to sponsor:


Bass Tubs of Oklahoma


at NATURE FEST 2008*


Saturday, May 3, 2008 Hardee Lakes Park

Ollie Roberts Road

Events: 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Nature Fest 2008 is presented by the Hardee County Board of
Commissioners & the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce

See Keith Johnson Perforn

* Casting Demonstrations

* Techniques on catching various fish

* How Lures Work in the Water


POWER COMPANY


.. A Bass Tub is a unique aquarium, approximately
40 feet long, which rolls down the highway as a
gooseneck trailer and transforms into a natural
S habitat foi thirty to forty fish of various species.

*.. .





Keith Johnson
A native of Tennessee, Keith spent 20 years in the armed forces. He makes .
his home in Moore, Oklahoma with his wife Jennifer. They are the parents
of three sons and four daughters. Keith began fishing professionally in 1988
and has seven tournament championships to his credit as well as 42 top, 10
finishes. A few of the tournament trails he has fished include the Everstart
Series, Central Pro-AM, Wal-Mart BFL, Triton Trail, and Anglers Choice. In I
addition to fishing, Ken also enjoys hunting and golf.


FREE ADMISSION


For more Information please contact the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
S(863) 773-6797 www.hardeecc.com


Vandolah Power Company is a 680 MW Peaking Power Plant located here in beautiful Hardee County Florida. The plant went operational in 2002 to serve growing Central Florida
needs. Most of the 14 fulltime employees are local to Central Florida o:,are, ardee Count ay .l, Whka o O a po.kta art aons and maintenance. Vandolah Power
is committed to Hardee County and Hardee Lakes and has donated over one hundred thoUsa~b- park sinte 202.


Exciting Eventsat Nature Fest 2008:

* Adult Fishing Tournament Alligator Alley
* Fishing Tournament -.-Bank Fossil Fun Zone
and Boat : -' *Music
* Butterfly Experience Food
* Trolley Rides K9 Squad


* Prizes


* Native Plants


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Classifieds


L. DICKS, INC. Is now contracting
to purchase fruit for the
2007/2008 season and beyond.
Contact Mark Manuel @ 781-
0384. 6:28tfc


1997 DODGE RAM van, 10 pas-
senger seating with working
wheelchair lift. Call 863-773-2022
for more information. $4,000.
4:24-
5:1c
1995 FORD F-150, V8, 5.0 engine,
new muffler and headers, runs
great, 74,000 miles, $3,300; 1998
Ford Ranger, 4.0, V6, automatic
transmission w/OD, $300. Call
773-9549 daytime 735-0207
evenings. 4:24-5:1 p
1997 FORD RANGER step side, 5-
speed, 4 cylinder, $2,850. 773-
6692. 4:24p
1985 MONTE CARLO, $3,300
OBO; 1964 Chevy Impala, 2-dr,
hardtop, needs' restoration,
$1,800 OBO. 863-781-6754. 4:24p
WILL PAY TOP price for junk cars
and we pick up. Crooms Used
Cars and Parts. 773-0637. 1:10tfc

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1993 CHEVY
VIN:1GCCS14ROP8164091
8:00 A.M. MAY 8,2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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BOAT FOR SALE 14' Alumcraft
fishing boat, Highlander trailer,
2005 6 HP Mercury motor, trolling
motor & battery, custom made
cover, $1,300. 863-375-2417.
4:3-5:1p


SOD STACKERS needed FT for
SMR Farms a division of
Schroeder-Manatee Ranch, Inc.
to harvest sod using a tractor har-
vester. Competitive pay, excellent
benefits. Apply in person @
14400 Covenant Way, Bradenton,
FL 34202. EOE/Drug Free. 4:24c
NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for
Florida Sales & Rental, Inc., dba
Grand Rental Station. See display
ad for available positions Apply at
L. Cobb Construction, Inc. 4:24c

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1992 SATURN
VIN:1G8ZH5491NZ161802
8:00 A.M. MAY 8,2008
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL
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LOOKING FOR MOTIVATED indi-
vidual to do auto detailing.
Candidatenust be able to under-
stand quality and pay attention to
detail. That candidate will be able
to operate as if the business is
theirs and will be allowed flexible
work hours. Pay is negotiable
with experience. Contact (863)
773-2213 or (863) 781-4529 for
details. 4:24tfc


NEEDED IMMEDIATELY Person
with auto retail skills, pays atten-
tion to details, self motivator,
great communication skills, com-
puter and bookkeeping knowl-
edge a+, bilingual a+, must be
willing to work on Saturday every
other week. Will train right per-
son. Base pay, plus commission.
Contact (863) 773-2213 for appli-
cation or appointment. 4:24tfc


ISndy Apri 27115,

vilt, Ipm- 4"


606 Jones St. Bowling Green
3 BR/1-1/2 BA, new appliances, updated interior,

new A/C, tile, total remodel, new roof

Will help with closing cost and down payment.

For more information call (863) 781-3091


AM-SOUTH REALTY
MA.K;: REAI. EmRATI REAI. EASY.
M1


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122 *FAX (863) 773-2173


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate
Nancy Craft, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575
832-0370


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


OWNER READY TO SELL!! Tio blocks north of
County Line, Bowling Green this 4/1 CBS Home
on double lot has Central A/H, open porch, and
loaded with fruit trees. Reduced from $85,000 to
$82,500. Make an offer!!!
FOOTED TUBl!! PRICE REDUCED AGAIN!!! This
charming 5 Bedroom, 6 Bath home was once a
Bed and Breakfast. 3.5 acres of high and dry
land surrounds the oak shaded home. Was
$129,900, NOW $124,900.
SWEETWATER ROAD NURSERY Income produc-
ing nursery on 55 acres with 6" well and 1800+
frontage. $832,500.
NURSERY ROADI!! 33 ACRES high and dry with
frontage on 2 paved roads. 3 Bedroom 2Bath CB
home with pool. Irrigation with 6" well In place
for a nursery. $579,000.
TIME TO INVEST!!! 3BR, 1B, central A/H located
on busy Hwy 17 Bowling Green. Great for
Business o Home or Both. Only $85,000.
MONEY MAKING DUPLEX!!! Incoming producing
Investment property already has tenants 2/1 and
1/1 with Fireplaces. Priced at $120,000. Make
offer!!
ALMOST NEW!!! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB Home on
corner lot In great neighborhood. Built in 2006,
Includes two car garage with door opener and
more. Access on Lake Adelaide. Reduced from
$153,000 to $145,000.

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY
FLORIDA REAL ESTATE
CALL TODAY!!!


INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY!!! 10 A/C on Hwy. 62,
large building included. $750,000.
ENJOY MORE SPACE!!! This 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath
with 2,241 Living sq. ft. new carpet, fresh paint,
and new roof makes this home a must see at a
Reduced Price of $165,000 or bring offer.
SIMPLY CHARMING!!! Immaculately clean 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Doublewide with carport, nice
neighborhood, all on .28 AC lot. REDUCED!!!
ONLY $82,500.
NEED MORE ROOM??? Come take a look at this
3/2 with an office and game room. This home
features a large kitchen and inside utility room
for a Reduced Price of $149,900.
BEAUTY OF A BARGAIN!! Nice 2 Bedroom 1
Bath Villa in Avon Park. Good condition, present-
ly rented. Need extra income, Good Investment.
In walking distance to town!! Only $67,500.
THIS 6.15 ACRES OF LAND Is located on beauti-
ful Peace River. Canoe, camp or build your own
vacation home. Priced only at $125,000.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW!!! Excellent rental
home features, 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath for Only
$40,000. Rush to review!!!
5 ACRES $62,500. Possible Financing!!!
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME! On this Residential
Lot In this Nice Neighborhood of Rivervlew
Heights located on Garden Drive. Only $29,900.
AFFORDABLE!! This well maintained 3 Bedroom,
1 Bath home on 1 acre of land in nice quiet area
of Bowling Green has large barn and chainlink
fenced yard. Must Seel! $119,500.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
JUST LISTED!!! 27.5 acres with a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home in the Center Hill area fronts
beautiful Payne Creek. Includes 12 acres of irrigated citrus groves and barn. Seller will
consider dividing property into parcels. Call today for details. $350,000.
WOW!ll WHAT A HOUSE!! 3 Bedrooms, 2 1/2 Bath with 3 car garage, pool, large game
room, 3,414 living square footage Located on the Greens of Torrey Oaks Golf
Community, this beautiful house is worth every penny. Reduced from $355,000 to
$345,000. WOW!!
ENJOY THE SUNSET!!! On the balcony of this 2 story home on 3.4 acres of land, with 3
bedrooms, 2 baths and recreation room on bottom story. Jacuzzi tub, Trane AC, galval-
umlnum roof and more for only $189,000. Call Today!!!
CABBAGE PALMS, OAK TREES AND QUIET!!! This 16 Acre parcel of land has a Well and
Septic Tank. Build your own Home or Mobile Home. $150,000. c4:24c
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Labor Solutions Staffing Services, Inc. has changed our name
to better reflect the scope of our operations. We are now:

EMPLOYEE
EASING
OPTIONS, INC.
Robby Albritton, Vice-President
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
Fax (863) 735-8469
ralbritton @eloinc.net
www.elonic.net
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


La Oficina De


"Ruthy"


Serving ALL Communities

for over 12 yrs.

With 18 yrs of Experience


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* Immigration Documents Preparation
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This Is Not An Attorney's Office, But We Can Refer You To One.
Also, We Sell Mary Kay Products


Carmen, Office Clerk


Sandra, Office Manager


Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30 Sat Appt. Only Sun. Closed
710 N. Florida Avenue Wauchula ~ 33873


(863) 773-2177 ~ Fax (863) 773-2178


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Classified.s


MATURE INDIVIDUAL needed
with computer skills, bl-lingual a
plus. Apply in person only at
DeSoto Appliance, 108 Carlton St,
Wauchula. *4:24c
PART-TIME TRUCK driver for
ornamental plant nursery. Apply:
Peace River Growers, 3521 N.
Nursery Road, Zolfo Springs, FL..
EOE 4:24-5:1 c



OPEN HOUSE Saturday, 9-4, 211
Georgia Street, Wauchula. Make
offer, will consider base option,
863-521-9277. Motivated sellers,
CBS, 3/1, plus den, 3/4 ac., pole
barn. 4:24p
RENT TO OWN! 3/2, big back-
yard, good neighborhood. (786)
218-5236 or 773-0065. 4:24-5:1p


NEW DOUBLEWIDE mobile
home, 3 BR/2 Bath on 5 acres,
Zolfo Springs, $155,000. 954-324-
5732. 4:17-5:15p



PIGS OR HOGS for sale, cheap.
Call 863-773-0168. 4:24-5:22p
PUREBRED ANGUS and Brangus
bulls for sale. Call Don Bennelt
773-4642. 4:17-5:8c



MOBILE HOME STEPS 5 steps
and 6 steps, zoning approved.
773-6692. 4:24p
NEW PROM/WEDDING DRESS,
size 4, champagne, beaded top,
chiffon bottom. 832-0778. 4:24p


One medium-sized potato contains no fat, sodium or choles-
terol and has 110 calories.



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Broker A *sscit


1 acre MUL zoned C-l behind AI.C Hardware. 1/2 ac. site reaay-
needs fill and clearing. $50,000.
2.10 acres prime corner SR 64 W. and Golfview Drive. $80,000.
Main building 3200 sq. ft., storage building 1300 sq. ft. Formerly
Bills Meat Market. $175,000. AS IS.
Large commercial lot in Bowling Green. 225 ft. US 17 frontage.


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3BR, 3B, 2 AC. 3BR, 2.5B, 5.7 ac.
$239900 $229,900 $449,000
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One lot left in ia
10 ac. Val. grov ir.g6
30 ac. with 10 ac. Han
microjet irrig. 12-in. we


City Mt. Cabin Rental, Sleeps


r ac. Call David.
*cia, 10 ac. beautiful oaks,
Call. David


KELLER WILLIAMS
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Mikey Colding Dane Hendry
Realtor Realtor
(863)781-1698 (863)381-2769

An Independently Owned Broke) /


"*K *e New Listing *

3900+ sq. ft. CB home, 3BR/2BA, hardwood foors, BG, $99,000.
Call Dane today! This one won't last long.
* Asking $8,500/acre. Abandoned citrus grove. Ideal for any type
of agricultural use. 29-40-60 acre parcels or buy as a whole 100
acre tract. Wells, barn & trailer on property. Call for more
details.
* Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
* 65 acre grove; 40 acres Valencias; 25 acres Hamlins; 10" well
a 6 cylinder Deutz Power Unit, 1" Polytubing, Fruit crop goes
with sell, with no contract fruit, Sweetwater area. $14,900 per
acre.
* 40 Acre Tract 28 acres of grove, 12 acres of improved pasture.
8" well. 2 year old Case power unit, pump, gear head, fuel tank,
etc. County maintained duel road frontage. Subdivided into (4)
five acre parcels, (2) ten acre parcels. Additional 5-8 acres of the
pasture could be planted in grove.
* Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $230,000.
* Beautiful 110 ac. tract with improved pasture and scattered
oaks and pines. Fenced, 1993 ft. county rd. frontage, 5 ac.
wetlands. Great Investment Property. Sweetwater area.
Call Mikey at (863) 781-1698for more details.
* 30 acres on Rabbit Run Rd. with mobile home, great hunting.
Reduced to $325,000.
* 4/3 Lake House on crystal clear Lake Isis.
CALL DANE AT (863) 381-2769 FOR MORE DETAILS.
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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION
going out of business sale. 863-
735-0660 cell 832-0409. 1 29'
Coachman travel trailer, $2,600,
1 booseneck trailer, 2 dual axles,
$4,600; 1 John Deere tractor
with backhoe, $5,600; 1 79 GMC,
1 ton flat bed, $800; 1 6x12
cargo trailer, $2,600; 1 6x10
dump trailer, $2,600; 1 18' pon-
toon boat with 40 HP Yamaha &
trailer, $6,000; 1 07 Mercury
Grand Marquis GS only 3,700
miles, $15,000. 4:17-5:15p


WEIGHT LOSS PATCH all natural'
product clinically proven to boost
energy and curb cravings.
www.NexagenUSA.com/Texas babe.
1-877-289-4730. Distributor need-
ed. 863-221-6288. 4:17-5:15p



REPO MOBILE HOMES -
Hundreds to choose from. Set up
& delivery available. 863-381-
1000. 4:24-6:26p


REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
Beautiful Country Setting Six 1/2 ac. lots and one 1.66 ac. lot
@$15,000.00 each or 4.66 ac. for $85,000. Each Lot Has Been
Surveyed.
NEW LISTING: 3 BR-1B CB Very nice home in nice quiet neigh-
borhood. New Drywall New Tile Floors Appliances. $115,000.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Call for
information.
JUST LIKE NEW 2000 DW Palm Harbor. This home includes win-
dow treatments, ceiling fans, all appliances, Ted's Shed, deep well.
$134,995.
5 acres in the Oaks. Owner financing with approval. $20,000 down.
$64,900.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $39,000.

Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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Instructors are needed for classes in the following areas:
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English Political Science (Lake Placid)
Health Sociology
History Speech
Humanities
Many other opportunities for qualified adjunct instructors are
anticipated. Education and experience requirements for posi-
tions vary, but general guidelines for SFCC's program areas fol-
low:
Associate in Arts Degree: 18 graduate hours in field and a
Master's degree.
Associate in Science Degree: Associate's degree (Bachelor's pre-
ferred) and 2 years of related
experience.
Adult Education Programs: Bachelor's degree required for most
courses.
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Community Education: Expertise in a personal enrichment
activity.
If you are qualified to join our roster of fine adjunct faculty mem-
bers, please call or stop by the SFCC Human Resources Office
(located on the Avon Park campus) or any of our satellite cam-
puses and centers. Teaching opportunities are anticipated in
Arcadia, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Sebring, and Wauchula.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I
(Avon Park), on SFCC's web site, or at any SFCC satellite cam-
pus/center.
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disqualifying criminal offenses.
C.N.A-Current Florida license required. Evening,
weekend, night & PRN shifts are available in the Skilled
Medical Center. Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s-Provide direct care to clients. Duties include,
supervision of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other
duties are implementation of behavior plans, documenta-
tion, showering, feeding, accompanying on transports,
etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS, BA or BS preferred.
Previous experience is a plus.

Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician-Must be HVAC certified
with 2-5 yrs. experience.
Professional
Assistant Director of Nursing- Skilled Nursing
Unit. Must be familiar with scheduling, training and
MDS as well as AHCA and JACHO standards.
Candidate must have valid Florida RN license and a min-
imum of 3 years supervisory nursing experience.
RN-Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center.
Current FL License required.
RN's & LPN's for TLF-Evening, night & weekend
shifts avail. Current FL License required.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873,
fax resume to HR Dept (863)773-6814 or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit
package including competitive pay scale and is a
DFWP and EOE.
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BAD CREDIT, no credit, no prob-
lem, 3/2 home ready to move in,
$3,000 down, low monthly pay-
ments. Call 863-773-2007. 4:24p
LOWEST PRICES in mobile
homes in Central Florida. We take
trade-ins. No down payments
deals with your lot equity. We
have very easy financing avail-
able. Call 863-773-2007.
4:24-5:1 p
NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE,
$39,900.00, factory clearance
sale. Call for your pre-credit
approval, very easy to qualify.
863-773-2007. 4:24p


NEW 3/2 DOUBLEWIDE set up on
lot in Bowling Green, owner
financing available with $4,000
down. Call 863-773-2007. 4:24p
RENT TO OWN 3/2 doublewide,
ready to move in. No credit need-
ed. Call 863-773-2007. 4:24p
REPO MOBILE HOMES beat the
impact fees. 863-381-1000.
3:27-4-24p
NEW 2008 MOBILE HOME and
lot, 3 BR, 2 BA, city sewer and
water, 2050 Petteway, Wauchula
Hills, $70,000, owner pays clos-
ing. Carol's Realty, 863-412-8932
or 941-627-2769. 3:6tfc


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EQUIPMENT OPERATOR
Pay rate:
$20,673.46 ($9.94/hrly) $28, 498.60 ($13.70/hrly)

Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge
Department. Knowledge of the general practices
applied in the care and operation of a wide variety
of light and heavy construction and maintenance
equipment. Ability to perform preventative mainte-
nance on related equipment.

Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
Valid FL Class "B" CDL is required.

Complete job description and Application forms
posted on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit the applications to the Human
Resources Department, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL. Phone:(863)773-2161, Fax: (863)
773-2154. Position is open until filled.
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AKC REGISTERED LAB PUPPIES,
8 weeks, black/chocolate, 1st
shots, health certificates, $275 to
$400. 863-285-8281 or 813-478-
8089. 4:17-24p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVED!* NO MONEY DOWN
LLow monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Iere-Pay Here
Established Credi t L.at MoCel Cr., & T1ruck. Call now ror your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll five
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit sitndards. Income and equity requirements apply.


Sr A l S l







Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D. Freeman


NEW HOMES


NEW HOMES


NEW HOMES


ALL QUALIFY FOR 100% FINANCING. Look over the list -
Take a look at the home of your choice. .
3BR 2BA CB home with open porch and C/P 717 Sally Place-
Wauchula $149,900.00
3 BR 2 BA CB home with carport 3061 Iickory Ct. Zolfo
Springs $140,000.00.
3BR 2BA CB home with carport located at 5016 Poplar Street
Bowling Green $152,000.00.
3BR CB home 733 Sally Place $135,000.00.
3BR 2 BA CB home with large garage 4815 Church Street -
Bowling Green $149,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home with about 2,000 sq ft under roof 4817
Church Street Bowling Green $149,000.00
2BR/IBA home in Bowling Green on corner lot Home built in
20006. Good first time home $79,900.00. MLS# 202503
For $199,000.00 You get all of this: Close to schools, spacious 3 or
4 bedrooms, 2 bath, C/B home located on Myrtle Street. New car-
pet, -ceramic tile, new paint, fireplace, and outdoor grill. MLS#
201234
3BR/2BA MH with extra lot in Charlie Creek Close to HWY 27
and all the fishing lakes and golf courses Reduced to $58,000.00
MLS# 192339
Knollwood Subdivision Charming 3BR/2BA CB home off a cul-
de-sac 2,000+- sq ft under roof Excellent floor plan 2-car
garage Many Extras Large Lot. $189,900.00 MLS# 201014

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
Our listings are on the Internet.
SAnyone with a computer can
access them anytime!
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Jason Johnson (863) 781-3734 Noey Flores (863) 781-4585
4:24c


LIKE NEW 3/2 SINGLEWIDE
mobile home, $59,900 includes
land and all land improvements.
Easy financing available with your
good credit. Call 863-773-2007.
4:24p
REDUCED!! 2005 3/2 mobile
home that sits on .75 acres fea-
tures garden tub, island in
kitchen & fruit trees. Reduced
price of $74,900. Call BJ to look
on the inside at 863-781-0048.
4:24c
3 TRAILERS FOR SALE in
Wauchula Hills, $150,000. 863-
533-6805. 4:24-5:1 c
3 MOBILE HOMES for sale,
$150,000 OBO on two large lots.
863-245-1507. 4:17-5:15p


HANDYMAN SPECIAL 3BDR
House needs TLC sell cheap.
832-1984. 3:27-4:24p



VERY NICE READY TO move
into, remodeled CB, 2BR/2BA,
fenced yard, $750 a month, first,
last & security. 863-735-1339. Will
work with you on last month pay-
ment. 4:24p
3/2 HOUSE good neighborhood.
786-218-5236 or 863-773-0065.
4:24-5:1 p
3 RESTAURANT, BAR locations.
Excellent traffic 863-773-6616,
863-445-0915, 863-302-1563, 863-
773-2177. 4:24-5:22p
15 RESIDENTIAL RENTALS -
weekly, monthly, $350-$800. 863-
773-6616, 863-445-0915, 863-773-
2177. 4:24-5:22p
20,000 S.F. COMMERCIAL, divid-
able, stores, restaurants, storage,
shops. 863-773-6616, 863-445-
0915, 863-773-2177. 4:24-5:22p


(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL

John O'Neal

See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
2BR/1BA CB home in Sebring 3BR/2BA CB home has 2 living
has total of 1,622SF & rooms, 1,744SF total &
1,178SF living area. Large 1,560SF living area. Close to
screened in front porch. schools & shopping. $125,000!
$129,995!
Beautiful wooded 35 acs
Beautiful country setting, lots w/over 1/2 mile paved rd
of wildlife. 22 acs located frontage. Potential tosubdivide
halfway between Wauchula & into 5 ac tracts. Only minutes
Avon Park has2 story from Highlands Co; zoned A-1.
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire- $540000!
place & large screened in back
porch. $479,900! 5 ac on private rd in central
Priced right! 10 ac pasture in Hardee Co has well maintained
Zolfo Springs is fenced; cur- 3BR/2BA MII. Floors are wood
rently used for cattle grazing. & tile. Some appliances includ-
Only $135,900! ed. $115,000!
5 lots in Wauchula have total of PRICE REDUCED! Great
978ft rd frontage. Close to weekend getaway! Small cabin
hospital, schools and shopping. on 22.8 acs of pastureland,
Call for individual lot prices or fenced & cross-fenced, w/4"
buy all for $95,000! diameter well. NOW $220,000!
25 ac on US IIwy 17 zoned A-
1. Completely fenced; current- Residential lot in Lake Placid
ly under Greenbelt exemption near Lake Francis and Lake
for taxes. Includes damage MII ne is 107ftXft02 Great for
sold "As Is". Three wells, septic homesite or investment.
tank. $300,000! $24,000!
Bring your fishing pole & fish 12 ac w/SR 64 frontage. Front
out the back door! 3BR/IBA of property is cleared, back has
home fronts relaxing Lake trees. Great for cattle or home-
Buffum. Space for one RV site! $180,000!.
parking & hookups in place.
$200,000! 15 acs of grove near Villa
Large office building Citrus development. County rd
w/5,432SF total & 3,788SF frontage and great elevation!
A/C Plenty of warehouses for $195,000!
storage! 1 ac lot, zoned C-2
w/100ft frontage on US17S Lots of mature oak trees make
Wauchula. $750,000! this 9.8 acs a beautiful home-
site. Very close to Wauchula
Find the privacy you're look- & Zolfo Springs w/over 200'
ing for in this secluded fronting SR 64. A-i zoning
4BR/3BA home on 12 wooded allows for residential, pasture
acs. Just minutes to Wauchula for cattle/horses, or farmland.
or Zolflo Springs. $350,000! $168,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 SANDY LARRISON...... .832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MIKE NICHOLSON...................
JAMES STALLINGS.......412-4379
U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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APARTMENTS AND HOUSES.
773-6667. 9:6tfc.
2 BR/1 BTH APARTMENT $550
month, first, last, deposit
required. 773-0100. 2:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


REDUCED! MUST SEE!
3BR/2BA home on landscaped
lot. Granite countertops, stain-
less appliances. 2 car garage.
$159,900

PRICE REDUCED! Water-
front property! 2BR/2BA
mobile home in Punta Gorda.
Located on a canal that
leads into Charlotte Harbor.
Buyer concessions possible.
Priced right at $165,000!

NEW LISTING! 3 Bedroom/2
Bath home in Golfview. Big 1+
acre lot. 2 car garage.
$225,000.

UNDER CONTRACT! 5 acre
wooded tract on. private road
just east of Zolfo Springs.
There is a creek branch that
meanders through the proper-
ty that adds to the character.
The property also has a
4" well with a submersible
pump, septic and drainfield.
$49,900.
PRICE REDUCED! 10 acre
citrus grove in Polk County.
Fruit currently included.
Lake frontage. Production for
2007-08 approximately 3,900
boxes. Only $139,900!

UNDER CONTRACT!
3BR/2BA home in golf course
community in Avon Park.
$125,000

Great income potential! Du-
plex in Zolfo Springs! Only
$58,000!
3 BR, 2 BA immaculate home
with many extras. Home was
built in 2000 and all appli-
ances are included. Land-
scaped yard with several fruit
trees and even a pecan tree.
$148,900.

Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each

5.02 acres in the country!
$115,000

70 acres of prime develop-
ment property. City water and
sewer allocated. Annexed and
rezoned to single family with
Developers Agreement.
$20,000 per acre.


* MOVE-IN SPECIAL *
2 BR/1 B AND 2 BR/2 B from $125
weekly or $450 monthly. No pets,
low deposit. Next to school &
hospital. Citrus Valley MHP 863-
698-4910 or 698-4908. Se habla
espanol 863-838-4447. 8:23tfc


170.8 acres of pasture land in
Manatee County, Myakka City
area. 2600 feet of frontage on
State Road 64.

38.6 acre grove with 700 feet
on Lake Lizzy. 2400 feet paved
road frontage on Lake Hendry-
Lake Buffum Road. 8" deep
well and 6" deep well.
10 beautiful acres ready to
build on. Plenty of shade trees
in a great country setting.
$150,000.

Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.

Three adjacent 5 ac tracts
located on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.

Commercial Property. 18.90
acres in Ft Green area. 3 Bed-
room/2 Bath house. $450,000.

One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in
Sarasota. Hamlet designation.

700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
2.9 ac Commercial property
on Hwy 17 Southbound, near
Hilltop school. 240' frontage on
Hwy 17. Also frontage on Han-
cock Rd & Beeson Rd. Sewer
& water available. Hardee
County. $400,000

3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000.

Golf Course/Development Pro-
perty! Water & sewer avail-
able. 127 acres! Call for price
and details!

COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.


Realtor Associates
Bien Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Jery ry early (863)445-0662 -1 John Gross (863)273.1017
Dusty Albritton (863)781-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396
Jan Knight (863)781-2345 Miguel A. Santana (863)677-3051
Madgaly Santana (863)677-1499 Calvin Bates (863)381-2242
4:24(


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MOBILE HOME 2 bedroom, AC,
in Wauchula Hills, $550 per
month, $300 deposit. 863-533-
6805. 4:24c
RENT WEEKLY OR MONTHLY,
fully furnished, utilities, phone
included. 2BR/2BA mobile home
in Crystal Lake Village. $225/wk
or $800/mo. 863-773-9571.
4:17-5:15p
ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS for
3BR/2BA mobile home on 5
acres. $700/month, 1st, last and
$500 security deposit. Non-smok-
ing, references & credit check
required. 863-781-1698.
4:17-5:15p
4BR/1BA, $800/mon., $800/de-
posit. 320 Will Duke Rd. 786-251-
2038. 4:10-5:8p
BOWLING GREEN New apart-
ment, 3/2, $800/month plus $800
security. 863-443-2903. 4:3tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc


BRAND NEW CONCRETE-BLOCK-STUCCO HOME

**FINANCING AVAILABLE**

PAYMENTS AS LOW AS $895 PER MONTH







NOW RENTING!


THE PALMS APTS.

3 Bedroom Apartments

Located at:

701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon. Fri.,
9:00 am 5:00 pm
Monthly rent from $595 + utilities

For Rental Info & Applications:

The Palms
at

863-773-3809

(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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A JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealtv.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker-' James V. See, Sr., Broker
SE HABLA ESPANOL -Call Miguel (863) 677-3051


Friday, Saturday & Sunday
(RAIN OR SHINE)

Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
For space reservations, call

781-1062

Bowling Green Flea Market

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Classifieds


ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


UGLY, RUSTY, OLD bath tub? We'll
make it shine again, refinish,
reglaze. 863-253-1845.
4:17-5:15p
HOUSEKEEPING Call Linda.
Residential or commercial.
Reasonable rates. 781-5636.
4:17-24p
ROGER'S CARPET CLEANING -
$30 per room or 3 rooms $80.
Also tile and grout, upholstery,
mattress cleaning and exterior
pressure cleaning. 863-773-6603.
4:10-5:8p


PARKER FILL DIRT


DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline *
I*Tack Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell i Clay Top Soil *
Bulldozer Dump Trucks
(863) 735-2415


Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-16)'ards)
$ I00/Load
within 5 mile radius of Zollo Springs
Fill Top Soil I tard Pan
Hardee County Area only!.


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

773-4478
Complete Tree Service
Bobcat Service
Crane Service
Sawmill Service
Free Estimates Insured 26 years exp)erienc 1
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Sue Birge (863) 781-3536
C 30


Please view all my listings at:
http://suebirge.sar.mlxchange.com
REDUCED 60 acres on CR 665 $9,999 per acre. Owner motivat-
ed. Bring Offer.


14 + acres on Bailes Road $199,900.
24.28 Golden Oaks, $10,500.
20 Acres on Hwy 62. Corner lot W/Paved roads
REDUCED 20 ac. Steve Roberts & Moffitt, $15,000/ac.
7.50 Ac on Hwy. 17 near college. Great Commercial Property.


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S600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida. edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
STUDENT DATA SYSTEMS SPECIALIST
Full-time, year-round position responsible for developing and
preparing admissions, registration, and records reports and ren-
dering assistance as technical support to the various Student
Services offices using College systems data. Associates (or
higher) degree in Computer Science/Data Processing or related
field required. Applied technical diploma or extensive related
experience may substitute for educational requirements.
Experience working with and one or more of the following appli-
cations preferred: Banner, Oracle, SQL, or Microsoft Access.
Starting Salary Range: $22,927-$25,678 plus a comprehensive
benefits package, including retirement, health/life insurance,
vacation and sick leave. Deadline: 5 p.m., 5/1/08. Visit our web-
site for detailed position description.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION j



Now Taking Applications

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PRITCHARD WELL KILLING -6
inch wells. License #1032. Ph.
863-735-2288. 4:17-24p
TUT'S LAWN MAINTENANCE -
affordable, free estimates,
licensed and insured. 863-781-
2129. 4:3-5:1p
ALDERMAN'S CITRUS TREE
REMOVAL. Call Tim for quote.
863-781-5289. 4:3-1:1 p


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m.
Located at the SFCC Annex,
Room #105, Hwy. 17 North,
Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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ART
CUSTOM
AIRBRUSHING
*Autos A
AWall Murals
AHomes and
Businesses*
Garage Screens
James Strickland
Owner/Artist
(863) 445-0549
Hundreds of pictures
online,


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2 Pc Sofa & Loveseat sets $687 up.
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up',50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot
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Good Shepherd Hospic
a dOOC, of L HPMocfk *x Paqhjt Ca
Make the most of life while
you make the most of your
career!
Here at Good Shepherd Hospice,
we share a special commitment to
caringfor oneanother andembrac-
ing what makes us uniquely
human...by soothing the soul and
connection comfort We believe a
fulfilling careers filled with richlysat-
isfying experiences. Which means
working here is more rewarding
than you can imagine.

We are seeking professionals to
join us in the following
positions:

RN, Palliative Care Liasion
Wednesday-Sunday 9am-6pm
This position is one of the most
crucial yet rewarding roles at
Hospice as you conduct the
initial assessment and admis-
sion process for patients and
their families. In this role you
will also promote hospice refer-
rals in assigned hospitals by
educating and maintaining
customer relationships. Ability
to communicate with patients
and families and business acu-
men required.

We Offer the following
incredible benefits:
S28 Paid Days Off
Your First Year
Generous Retirement Plan
Partial Paid Health, Dental,
Life & LTD
Tuition Reimbursement
& More.

Interested candidates, please
apply online at
www.goodshepherdhospice.org
and click on
career opportunities.
EOE/DFWP
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5 or 8 AC, Arcadia
$105,000
80 AC, Brownville,
$15,000 per acre.
OWNER FINANCING
Of^ y u I MM' nH l an vl Bisp VO'bfM'


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave.,
Wauchula, and Friday and
Saturday nights 7:00 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, corner of
Grape and Church St., Bowling
Green. 12:6tfcdh
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Specializing in cleaning beds,
trimming hedges & trees, and
landscaping. Also, clean ponds.
767-0439 or 863-245-9472.
10:4tfc/nc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event.
773-6375. www.bseesound.com.
3:6-7:39


CLEANING SERVICES Inside or
out, home or office $10/hr. Call
Caroline 735-1579. 3:20-4:17p


CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates by the hour or
contract, free estimates. Contact
Curtis Wilson at 767-5349.
2:21-4:24p
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service
and installation, call (863) 773-
6448.
7:18tfc


%lI GILLIARD I 11Pl

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci8:2ttc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


TREES UNLIMITED
Commercial Residential Licensed & Insured
*Experienced Tree Surgery
SAerial Bucket Trucks Wood Chipper
SStump Grinder Front End Loader
Dump Truck Land Clearing
Pond Digging Excavation

Environmentally KResponsible 863-781-7027
Storm Damage & Emergency Specialists Randy Garland
I OMN


11:00 A.M.
Unit # 2 James Cranshaw
Unit # 9 Misty Camacho
Unit #12 Laurie Key
Unit #29 Christina Thompson
Unit #40 Janell Ward
Unit #55 Vadye Miller


Unit # 3 Richard Hartley
Unit #10 Donnie Hunt
Unit #20 Daniel Longoria
Unit #39 Joni Coker
Unit #41 Annie Talio
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BRAND NEW. 3/2/2

CONCRETE BLOCK STUCCO HOMES

*FINANCING A9VAIAILE*D*

ONLY $995 DOWN


APPLY T ODAI @


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NOTICE OF SALE
May 3, 2008 11:00 A.M.
Personal property in the following units will be sold to the
highest bidder to satisfy rental liens in accordance with
Florida Statute Section 83.801-83.809. Contents may in-
clude household items, clothing, closed cartons, etc. The
sell will take place at Convenient Mini Storage, 5106 U.S.
Highway 17 N., Bowling Green, FL onr MAY 3, 2008 at


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Front Counter Sales
Shop Helper/Delivery
Bookkeeper/Admin. Assistant
Party/Wedding Coordinator

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401 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
(next to Burger King)
Tel:(863) 773-3839 or (863) 773-0807

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101 The I erald-Advocate, April 24, 2008


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
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SATURDAY 8 TO 1. Misc. Items,
also dog kennel. 405 South 7th
Ave., beside Coopers Flowers.
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Irrigation
Operator/Technician

Must be dependable
and observant. Wide
variety of duties
depending on ability.
Some benefits.
Apply in person at
475 Lambert Rd.
8 miles East of Zolfo
Springs on Hwy 64.
(863) 773-6662
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FRIDAY 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. and
Saturday, 9 a.m. 12:30 p.m.
Jolle's and Main Street Market,
313 W. Main Street, Wauchula.
Furniture, housewares, kids
clothing, etc. 4:24c
SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 2 p.m, 2329
County Rd. 664-A, Wauchula.
Lots of children clothes, girls to
size 14 and toddler boys. 4:24p
2 FAMILIES 301 Georgia St.,
Wauchula. Lots of clothes and
misc. Fri. & Sat., 8:00-? 4:24p
SATURDAY 1861 Libby Dr.,
Golfview Estates Multi-family
garage sale. Exercise equip.
Bowflex, aluminum jon boat, cast-
nets, cradle, 27" TV, wood enter-
tainment center, 2 lawnmowers,
chest of drawers, hutch, clothes,
mens suits, children clothes.
863-832-0309. 4:24p
3 FAMILY Saturday, 8-2. 3025
Hobb Rd., Bowling Green. 4:24p
EVERYTHING MUST GO Crib,
clothes and more. 5118 Mason
Dixon, BG, Satuday, 8-? 4:24p
YARD SALE Friday & Saturday at
8:30. 1682 Old Bradenton Road.
4:24p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-2, 3435
Thoroughbred Road. X-Box w/5
games, clothes, some new with
tags. 4:24p

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'Music At Melon Barn' In 4th Year


By CHIP BALLARD
For The Herald-Advocate
Music at the Melon Barn
Wilbur Robertson's expression
of appreciation to the commun
ty that came to his aid 30 yeai
ago when fire consumed hi
home.
"We lost everything we had,
he remembers. "The people c
the community helped us ever
way they could. I don't kno"
what we'd have done without
them. I thir.k about their kind
ness every day.
"I just want to give back a lit
tie of so much that was given t
us," Robertson adds. "Music a
the Melon Barn is also a cele
bration of our Cracker heritage
which I love and want to pre
serve as long as possible."
The food and fun will com
mence Friday evening at 7 as a
enthusiastic crowd gathers a
Robertson Farms' melon bar
for the fourth year in a row. Th
barn is located three miles sout
on Johnston Road, which i
roughly a half-mile east of th
Charlie Creek bridges about 1
miles east of Zolfo Springs.
The stage at the end of th
melon barn on which 30 or s
acts will perform is 52 fee




Turtle


Seasons


Close
The Florida Fish & Wildlif
Conservation Commission ha
announced closed seasons fo
harvest of river cooters an
their eggs from April 15 to Jul
31 and soft-shell turtles an
their eggs from May 1 to Jul
31.
During other times of th
year, the river cooter is a pro
tected species, with a daily ba
limit of two turtles and tw
eggs.
Other protected species and
their eggs in Florida include
alligator snapping turtles, limi
one turtle and one egg; logger
head musk turtles, box turtles
Barbour's map turtles, Escam
bia River map turtles and dia
mondback terrapins, all with
limit of two turtles and two
eggs throughout the year. Th
Suwannee cooter, a subspecie
of the river cooter, may not b
taken or possessed at any time.
Soft-shell turtles, along wit]
river cooters, are the most fre
quently harvested of all Florida
turtle species.
"We will be strictly enforcing
our harvesting regulations and
monitoring the harvest of these
species," FWC Capt. Curti
Brown said.
To report any violations, cal
the Wildlife Alert Hotline a
888-404-FWCC (3922). Fo
guidelines on turtle restrictions
visit MyFWC.com/codebook.

This nation will remain the
land of the free only so long as
it is the home of the brave.
-Elmer Davis


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Secluded 5 acre tract with large oaks, small
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BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on one of the lots
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excellent location. $40,000 per lot

Lovely home site 5 acres with fruit trees, large
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POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING! 30 acres of
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long, 20 feet deep and four feet
high. The barn itself is 120 feet
long ad 62 feet deep.
"One day a few years ago I
was looking at that slab and it
occurred to me what a great
stage it would make, and what a
fine place this would be for
folks to come and kick their
shoes off and enjoy some good
music," Robertson notes.
In 2005, when Robertson
hosted the event for the first
time, he expected about 50 peo-
ple, he says. Two hundred
showed up, and it has grown
every year. People are encour-
aged to bring lawn chairs.
When the barn fills up, people
set up chairs and spread blan-
kets on the grassy lawn on the
open sides of the barn.
"People used to have porch-
es," Robertson says. "In the
evenings they'd go out and sit
on their porches and folks
would drop by to visit and bring
food and musical instruments.
That's what I think of Music at
the Melon Barn as, friends and
neighbors gathering on the front
porch."
The melon barn sits in the
middle of a grassy field. An
acre and a half on one side is


reserved for parking. Ham-
burgers, hot dogs, cole slaw,
chips and sodas, supplied by
Robertson, will be free to the
public.
The musical program will be
divided into three segments:
country and fun; patriotic, dedi-


cated to the men and women in
the armed forces; and Christ-
ian/Gospel.
Robertson promises there
will be some surprises this year.
Everyone is invited to come
join in the fun, food and fellow-
ship.


PHOTO BY CHIP BALLARD
Wilbur Robertson, who is hosting Music at the Melon
Barn for the fourth year in a row, says the free event is a
token of his appreciation to the community that has done
so much for him


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Dear Editor:
I am a grieving widow. My
husband Robert McMahan has
passed away (April 18 at age
49).
The reason I am writing this
is to tell all of Hardee County
that my husband was not a hot-
headed jerk. I can now tell you
who this man was . a U.S.
Navy Seal, underwater demoli-
tion team member.
He went to Granada, Panama
and other areas in South
America.
Yes, he had some covert mis-
sions, but he was part of a large
extraction of U.S. military per-
sonnel held captive, saving
many lives, and he left no one
dead or alive. He brought them


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In my eyes, he was a hero, a
true hero. Always my hero!
Tamara McMahan
Wauchula


McMahan


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Widow Grieves

For Her Husband, A Hero


ABOUT ...
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The Editor
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comes letters to the editor
on matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
must be written in good
taste and include the
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Letters must be received
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be typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 11B


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000148
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M., M.
DOB: 05/24/2000
G., S.
DOB: 05/12/1998
Children.

SUMMONS AND NOTICE
OF HEARING
ON PETITION FOR TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
ANTHONY MOLINA
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED'
that a Petition under oath has
been filed in the above styled
Court for the permanent commit-
ment of S.G., a female child, born
on May 12, 1998, to Kristi Miller,
formerly known as Kristi Molina
and Kristi Garland, for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear
before the HONORABLE Marcus
J. Ezelle at 10:30 A.M. on May 29,
2008, for this hearing at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Juvenile Division, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873

YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU
WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD AS NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF


YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.

In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Dept. of Children & Families-
Legal Department, 1014 South 6th
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,
Telephone (863) 773-9746, no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V)
1-800-955-8779, via Florida Relay
Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
by
Carla O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerk
4:10.17.24.31c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
O THEi STATE OF FLORIII, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNT
JUVENILE DIVISION
CASE NO. 252007DP000148
IN THE INTEREST OF:
M., M. DOB: 05/24/2000
G., S. DOB: 05/12/1998
/
CHILDREN

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS
THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO:
ANTHONY MOLINA
(ADDRESS UNKNOWN)
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that a Petition under oath has
been filed in the above styled
Court for the permanent commit-
ment of S.G., a female child, born
on May 12, 1998, to Kristi Miller,
formerly known as Kristi Molina
and Kristi Garland, for subsequent
adoption and you are hereby
COMMANDED to be and appear
before the HONORABLE Marcus
J. Ezelle at 10:30 A.M on May
29,2008, for this hearing at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Juvenile Division, 417
West Main Street, Third Floor,
Courtroom A, Wauchula, Florida
33873.

.YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A
CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION
OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND YOU
WILL PERMANENTLY LOSE ALL
LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO
THE CHILD AS NAMED IN THE
PETITION FOR TERMINATION OF
PARENTAL RIGHTS.


YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRE-
SENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, persons with
disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the Dept. of Children & Families-
Legal Department, 1014 South 6th
Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873,
Telephone (863) 773-9746, no later
than seven days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Timmons
as his Deputy Clerk


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Friendship makes prosperi-
ty more brilliant, and lightens
adversity by dividing and
sharing it.
-Cicero


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.:252007CA000068
AVELINO MIRANDA and
BALBINA MIRANDA,
husband and wife,
Plaintiffs,
vs.
'"RALD J. ARSENAULT and
uONNIE S. ARSENAULT,
husband and wife,
Defendants,

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that pur-
suant to a final decree of
Foreclosure entered in the above
entitled cause, in the Circuit Court
of Hardee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in
Hardee County, Florida, described
as:

Lot 6 and 7 of Block 4 of
Alexander & Smith Addition
to City of Wauchula,
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 2, Page 66,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida.
Street Address: 309 Illinois
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873.
at public sale, to the highest bid-
der for cash, on the steps of the
Hardee County Courthouse locat-
ed at 417 W. MAIN STREET,
WAUCHULA, Florida, in accor-
dance with Section 45.031, Florida
Statutes (2004), at 11:00 a.m., on
the 7 day of May, 2008.

NOTICE: Any persons claiming
an interest in the surplus from the
sale, if any, other than the proper-
ty owner as of the date of the Lis
Pendens must file a claim within
sixty (60) days after the sale.
Signed this 15 day of APRIL,
2008.


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO. 2007-CA-540-25
FIFTH THIRD MORTGAGE
COMPANY,
Plaintiff,
vs.
TONY ROGERS; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF TONY ROGERS; IF
LIVING, INCLUDING ANY
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID
DEFENDANTSS, IF REMARRIED,
AND IF DECEASED,
THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
ASSIGNEES CREDITORS,
LIENORS AND TRUSTEES,
AND ALL OTHER PERSONS
CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER OR AGAINST THE
NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given that, pur-
suant to a final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure entered
in the above-styled cause, in the
Circuit Court of Hardee County,
Florida, I will sell the property sit-
uate in Hardee County, Florida,
described as:

Lot 1, Long Road Estates, a
subdivision of part of the
East 1/2 of the Northeast
1/4 and the Northwest 1/4
of the Northeast 1/4 of
Section 33, Township 34
South, Range 23 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
according to the plat there-
of, as recorded In Plat
Book B-1, Page 4, of the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida
A/K/A
XXX Long Rd
Ona, FL 33865
at public sale, to the highest and
best bidder, for cash, At the North
Front Door in Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 WEST MAIN
STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873 at
11:00 a.m., on April 30, 2008.
DATED THIS 9th DAY OF APRIL,
2008.

Any person claiming an interest
in the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
of the date of the lis pendens,
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Witness, my hand and seal of
this court on the 10 day of April,
2008.

CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT
By Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


In accordance with the American
with Disabilities Act of 1990, per-
sons needing a special accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the ASA
Coordinator no later than seven
(7) days prior to the proceedings.
If hearing impaired, please call
(800) 955-9771 (TDD) or (800)
955-8770 (voice), via Florida Relay
Service.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008CP000038
IN RE: ESTATE OF

THOMAS DALE GAINOUS
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of Thomas Dale Gainous,
deceased, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, File
Number 252008CP00038, the
address of which is: 417 West
Main Street, Suite 202, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
addresses of the Personal
Representative and of the
Personal Representative's attor-
ney.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, and who have been
served a copy of this notice, must
file their claims with this court
WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons who have
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, including
unmatured, contingent, or unliqui-
dated claims, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 24, 2008.

Personal Representative:
Gayle G. Gainous
3925 Sunset Drive
Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890


Attorney for Personal
Representative:
David G. Fisher
Florida Bar No. 025946
Peterson & Myers, PA.
PO. Box 1079
Lake Wales, FL 33859-1079
Telephone: (863) 676-7611
Fax: (863) 676-0643 4
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252008 CP 000028
IN RE: ESTATE OF

ALBERT L. NIST
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
ALBERT L. NIST, deceased, File
Number 252008 CP 000028 by the
Circuit Court for HARDEE County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is 417 W. Main
Street, Wauchula, Florida, 33873;
that the decedent's date of death
was February 24, 2008; that the
total value of the estate is
$24,000.00 and that the names
and addresses of those to whom it
has been assigned by such order
are:
Name: SUZANNE A. HALL
Address: 618 Tyson
Terrace
Venice, FL 34285

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and person having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD. ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 17, 2008.

Person Giving Notice:
SUZANNE A. HALL
618 Tyson Terrace
Venice, Florida 34285

Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
Annelle Z.P. Ross
Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0141259
901 Venetia Bay Blvd., Suite 351
Venice, FL 34285
Telephone: (941) 480-1948
Fax: (941) 480-9277 4:17-24c

I,like to see a man proud of
the place in which he lives. I
like to see a man live so that
his place will be proud of him.
-Abraham Lincoln


What is the essence of


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Pony Tails Playing Ball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2008 Dixie Pony Tails
softball players are already in
action.
The four teams in the 10-to-
12 age division began games on
April 12. No results are avail-
able as yet.
Playing for the Shockers are
12-year-olds Ana Galvez and
Brooke Conley, and ll-year-
olds Jakaysha Lindsey, Karlee
Henderson, Megan Hartman,
Abigail Vargas, Danielle Smith,
Meagan Shivers, Angelica
Montanez, Breanpa Godwin
and Lindsay Cooper. They are
coached by Melanie Henderson


and Tom Hartman.
The Racers are coached by
Dale Crawford and Amy
Franks. Their roster includes
12-year-olds Brooke Shelton,
Brookelyn Knight, Kaitlyn
Thomas, Amberly Franks and
Casey Keller; 11-year-olds
Gemi Saunders, Carissa John-
son, Hailey Andrews, Brea
Farrer and Ruth Erekson; and
10-year-olds Brooke Dixon and
Atasha Johnston.
Taking the field for the Heat.
are 12-year-olds Holly Hughes,
Bridgett Danford, Aundrea
Pace and Peyton Hernandez;
and 1 -year-olds Carleigh Cole-
man, Arissa Camel, Milli Jones,


Dana Terrell, Sarah Albritton,
Tiffany Owens, Makayla Deu-
berry and Marissa Chancey,
who are coached by Robert
Jones and Darin Hughes.
Batting for the Blaze are 12-
year-olds Addison Aubry and
Ashley Baker; 11-year-olds
Brittany Cooley, Lacey Cumb-
ee, Melanie Harshburger, Eliza-
beth Paris, Amber Reid, Kaitlyn
Shaw, Courtney Taylor and
Alex Ullrich; and 10-year-olds
Kimberly Derringer, Allison
Farr and Rayna Parks. They
,are coached by Max Ullrich,
Scott Farr and Dennis Aubry.


2008 Dixie Pony Tails Game Schedule

Date Time Home Team Away Team Field
1 Sat 04/12/2008 9:00 AM Shockers Blaze Field 1
2 Sat 04/12/2008 10:45 AM Racers Heat Field 1
3 Mon 4/14/2008 7:30 PM Heat Shockers Field 2
4 Tue 4/15/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Racers Field 2
5 Fri 4/18/2008 5:45 PM Shockers Blaze Field 2
6 Mon 4/21/2008 5:45 PM Shockers Racers Field 1
7 Tue 4/22/2008 5:45 PM Heat Blaze Field 1
8 Tue 4/22/2008 7:30 PM Shockers Racers Field 1
9 Thu 4/24/2008 7:30 PM Racers Blaze Field 1
10 Mon 4/28/2008 5:45 PM Heat Racers Field 1
11 Tue 4/29/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Shockers Field 1
12 Tue 4/29/2008 7:30 PM Racers Heat Field 1
13 Thu 5/1/2008 7:30 PM Blaze Heat Field 1
14 Mon 5/5/2008 5:45 PM Heat Shockers Field 1
15 Tue 5/6/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Shockers Field 1
16 Tue 5/6/2008 7:30 PM Racers Heat Field 1
17 Thu 5/8/2008 7:30 PM Shockers Blaze Field 1
18 Mon 5/12/2008 5:45 PM Racers Shockers Field 1
19 Tue 5/13/2008 5:45 PM Heat Blaze Field 1
20 Tue 5/13/2008 7:30 PM Shockers. Racers Field 1
21 Thu 5/15/2008 7:30 PM Heat Blaze Field 1
22 Mon 5/19/2008 5:45 PM Heat Racers Field 1
23 Tue 5/20/2008 5:45 PM Racers Heat Field 1
24 Thu 5/22/2008 7:30 PM Racers Shockers Field 1
25 Mon 5/26/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Shockers Field 1
26 Tue 5/27/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Racers Field 1
27 Tue 5/27/2008 7:30 PM Shockers Heat Field 1
28 Thu 5/29/2008 5:45 PM Blaze Heat Field 1






Dixie Angels Take The Field


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The five squads in the 2008
Dixie Angels softball division
are already in action.
They began play with a
triple-header on April 12. No
results are available. The season
continues through May 29.
Playing for the Pink Sox are
10-year-olds Caitlin Dufresne,
Anna Erekson, Josie Hancock,
Tara McNabb, Alyssa Mae
Tatum, Reyna Kirkland and
Taylorjay Roberts; 9-year-olds
Amber Mendoza, Jessica
Bembry, Morgan Crews and
Brook Faulk; and 8-year-old
Rayann Kulig. They are
coached by Don Tatum, Keith
McNabb, James Hancock and
Jeanine Tatum.
Batting for the Lady Bugs are
10-year-olds Cheyanne Gough


and Tatiana Juarez; 9-year-olds Savannah Aubry and Mara
Gabrielle Allen, Illeana Flores, Goodwyn; 9-year-olds Cynthia
Desiree Ford, Taylor Graham' Briones, Tamara Griffis,
and Jamee Keller; 8-year-olds Catalina Longoria and Madison
Sarah Welch, Sophie Cardenas, Rucker; 8-year-olds Alexandra
Karley Owens and Nubia Brant, Bridgette Conley and
Gomez; and 7-year-old Briana Mallery Gough; and 7-year-old
Juarez. They are'-coached by Michaela Villarreal. Their
Wayne Graharn, 'Jerry Welch coaches are Troy Brant and
and Mandy Graham. Lorenzo Villarreal.
Opting to play for the JLC Coming across home plate
Orange Blossoms are 10-year-' for the Cowgirls are 10-year-
olds Claudia Klein, Cheyenne old Morgan Walters;; 9-year-
Pohl, Karley White, Senida olds Yadira Castillo, Christian
Garcia and Alexandra Dotson; Napier, Elizabeth Ysasi and
9-year-olds Emily Bennett, Danielle Zuniga; 8-year-olds
Hannah Carlton, Shayna Ashleigh Adams, Destinee
Himrod and Rosienell Rivers; Jackson-Pace, Cori-Ann Rosa-
8-year-old Jolie Pleger; and 7- les, Lilianna Ponce, Yasmin
year-old Alicia Lopez. Their Ramirez and Kaela Villegas;
coaches are Missy Carlton, Jake and 7-year-old Morisol Mon-
Carlton and Chris Knight. tanez. They are coached by
Doing the scoring for the Jason Delgado and Amy
Diamonds are 10-year-olds Delgado.


2008 Dixie Angels Game Schedule
Date Time Home Team Away Team Field
1 Sat 4/12/2008 9:00 AM Cowgirls Lady Bugs Field 2
2 Sat 4/12/2008 10-30 AM Diamonds Cowgirls Field 2
3 Sat 4112/2008 12:00 PM Pink Sox i Field 2
4 Mon 4/14/2008 5:45 PM Diamonds Blossoms Field 2
5 Thu 4/17/2008 5:45 PM Diamonds Lady Bugs Field 2
6 Thu 4117/2008 7:15 PM Pink Sox5 Field 2
7 Mon 4/21/2008 5:45 PM Blossoms Diamonds Field 2
8 Mon 4/21/2008 7:15 PM Cowgrls Field2
9 Tue 4/2212008 5:45 PM Lady Bugs Field 2
10 Tue 4/22/2008 7:15 PM Blossoms Diamonds Field 2
11 Thu 4124/2008 5:45 PM Pink Sox W "WtUO Field 2
12 Thu 4/24/2008 7:15 PM Lady Bugs Blossoms Field 2
13 Mon 4/28/2008 5:45 PM Diamonds Cowgirls Field 2
14 Man 4/28/2008 7:15 PM Blossoms Field 2
15 Tue 4/29/2008 5:45 PM Lady Bugs Cowgirls Field 2
16 Tue 4/29/2008 7:15 PM Pink Sox IOt Field 2
17 Thu 5/1/2008 545 PM Diamonds Blossoms Field 2
18 Thu 5/1/2008 7:15 PM Lady Bugs Cowgirls Field 2
19 Mon 5/5/2008 5:45 PM Pink Sox OlM0 21
20 Mon 5/5/2008 7:15 PM Cowgirls Blossoms Field 2
21 Tue 5/6/2008 5:45 PM Diamonds ied2
22 Tue 5/6/2008 7:15 PM Lady Bugs Blossoms Field 2
23 Thu 5/8/2008 5:45 PM Cowgirls Blossoms Field 2
24 Thu 5/8/2008 7:15 PM Pink Sox 010 Field 2
25 Mon 5/12/2008 5:45 PM Cowgirls Lady Bugs Field 2
26 Mon 5/12/2008 7:15 PM Diamonds PR Field 2
27 Tue 5/13/2008 5:45 PM Blossoms Lady Bugs Field 2
28 Tue 5/13/2008 7:15 PM Cowgirls Diamonds -.. Field 2
29 Thu 5/15/2008 5:45 PM Lady Bugs 'Om Id2l
30 Thu 5/15/2008 7:15 PM Blossoms Cowgirls Field 2
31 Mon 5/19/2008 5:45 PM Pink Soxd iI I Fld 2
32 Mon 5/19/2008 7:15 PM Blossoms Lady Bugs Field 2
33 Tue 5/20/2008 5:45 PM Blossoms Cowgirls Field 2
34 Tue 5/20/2008 7.15 PM Diamonds Lady Bugs Field 2
35 Thu 5/22/2008 5:45 PM Cowgirls Diamonds-- :Field 2
36 Mon 5/26/2008 5:45 PM Blossoms *88 i~ild2
37 Mon.5/26/2008 7:15 PM Lady Bugs Diamonds Field 2
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2 Unbeaten In Men


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There's only two teams
which remain undefeated in the
2008 Church Men's League.
One is leading each division.
First Christian, with an 8-0 re-
cord tops Division A, with Holy
Child Catholic, St. Michael
Catholic, Celebration-Hardee
Campus and Primera Mission
Bautista Hispana following
suit.
St. Alfonso I leads Division B
with an 8-0 record, followed by
Northside Baptist, Bowling
Green Baptist, St. Alfonso II
and New Vision Worship
Center.
Last week's Field 3 games
were all close encounters. On
Tuesday, St. Michael won 23-
16 over Celebration.
Osles Lazarre smacked three
triples and Javis Parker stroked
both a triple and double for St.
Michael. Eric Grace scored four
times and Jackson Mosley and
Erick Virgile each crossed
home plate three times.
For Celebration, Yogi Lozano
tripled and doubled three times,
helping Lee Valadez come
around to home plate four
times. Andrew Hinojosa and
Willie Gilliard each put three
runs on the board.
In the Field 3 nightcap Tues-
day First Christian edged Holy
Child 20-18.
Both Johnny Obersky and
Aaron Nadaskay hit a triple and
a double for First Chrisian.
Nadaskay scored four times and
Obersky had three runs,
Holy Child opened with
seven runs, including homers
by Rigo Briones and Mario
Tamayo. Ches Graham also
homered. Sam Rivera and
Miguel Santoyo joined Tamayo


in coming around to score three
times.
Thursday's 6:45 game on
Field 3 was also close as St.
Alfonso I nipped Bowling
Green 18-16.
J.R. Bass, Willie Dickerson
and Ryan Thomas all homered
for St. Alfonso. Bass almost hit
for the -cycle with a homer,
triple and double. Brent Gilliard
tripled and stroked three dou-
bles, scoring four times.
For Bowling Green, Doug,
Justin and J.J. all homered. Joe,
Jeremy and Doug each crossed
home plate twice.
In the week's finale on Field
3, Northside downed St. Alfon-
so II 24-13.
Randy Benton smashed a
grand slam homer in the nine-
run first inning for Northside.
Dale Roberts also homered and
doubled. Travis Wiggins had a
leadoff homer among his four
hits. Robert Hinerman scored
four runs.
Leadoff batter Julian Garcia
Jr. hit for the cycle for St.
Alfonso II. He had a homer,
triple, double and two. singles.
Jesus Reyes homered and dou-
bled. Humberto Piedada joined
them in scoring three runs
apiece.
Meanwhile, games on Field 4
were a little more divergent. In
the Tuesday opener, St. Alfonso
I remained unbeaten by down-
ing Northside 21-12.
Willie Dickerson smacked
three homered for St. Alfonso,
collecting seven RBIs and scor-
ing four times. Raul Garcia and
Bass each came home three
times.
Todd Rogers homered twice
and Benton had a three-run shot
for Northside. John Roberson
joined Hinerman and Rogers


's League
in crossing home plate twice
each.
In the Field 4 late game, St.
Alfonso II jumped past New
Vision 31-20. Roy Rodriguez
homered and doubled and Rod-
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homered for St. Alfonso. Garcia
and Ramiro Hernandez were
each four-score batters.
Roberts homered and dou-
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Ricky Wiggins tripled and dou-
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four-tally batter, with Ronnie
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runs on the board.
In Thursday's early game,
Celebration popped Primera 30-
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Clint Hendry homered three
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times for Celebration. Lozano
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times.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Following up on the Saturday
opening trio of games, the 2008
Dixie Youth played a full range
of games last week.
By week's end, the Florida
Fuel Mets and Chapman Fruit
Red Sox were the only unbeat-
en teams. The Mets were
sporting a 3-0 record, and the
Red Sox which had a bye on
opening day, were at 2-0.
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Davis Braves, Hardee Signs +
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Growers Tigers.
Last week began with a dou-
ble-header. On Field 1, the
Braves shut down the Yanks 3-
0.
Luke Palmer doubled and
scored for the Braves. Kramer
Royal and Tyler Helms also
scored in the first-inning spree.
After that it was a scoreless
game. Others playing for the
Braves were Jacob Bolin, Seth
McGee. Roby Paris. Ryan Ram-
irez. Joel Urdiera, Patrick Carl-
ton, Christopher Lee. Glenn
Kelley and Dylan Salas.
None of the Yankees were
able to get all the way home.
Playing for the Yanks were
Frank Farias, Armando Alamia,
Wilson Bembry, Mason Gough,
Aaron Briones, Omar Alamia.
Jordon Jones, Austin Altman,
Kendall Gough, Austin Judah.
Jose Gonzales and Marco
Briones.
Meanwhile, on Field 2, the
Red Sox ran past the Tigers 18-
6.
Marcus Battles, Cody Dyal
and Luke Winter smacked
triples and Thomas Gomez and
Cole Choate doubled for the
Red Sox. Choate circled the
bases three times. Marcus
Battles, Winter, Ezekiel Servin,
Gomez and Zach Battles each
put a pair of runs on the board
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Chris Hill each scored once.
For the Tigers, it was leadoff
batter CoQner Crawford with a
pair of hits, including a tally in
the first inning. Ruben Olmos
and Kyler Caskay scored in the
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third and David Badillo in the
fourth. Other Tigers were Adam
Salas, Jackson" Starratt, Andy
Manley, Cody McVay, and
Russell Weems, who con-
tributed with a second-inning
triple play. The first baseman
fielded a liner, doubled the run-
ner off first and threw to third
base to get another runner out.
There was only one game on
Tuesday evening. The Yanks
stormed back to win 12-2 over
the Reds on the 10-run rule
Aaron Briones homered,
Armando Alamia tripled and
Mason Gough stroked a pair of
doubles for the Yankees. The
Alamia brothers were the only
triple-tally batters. Farias, Ken-
dall Gough, Bembry, Altman
and Marco Briones each put a
run in the book.
Tyler Hewett homered for the
Reds and Reed Woods added
the other run. Others playing for
the Reds \are Zack Carranco,
Quinton Sanchez, Bradley
Brewer, William McClelland,
Lane Ball, Steve Crews, Dylan
Norwood, Zackary Crews, Aus-
tin Stoner and Keith Powell.
On Thursday on Field 1, the
Red Sox beat the Rays 10-6.
For the Sox, it was Winter
and Zackary Battles circling the
bases twice apiece. Rodriguez,
Byron Kilpatrick, Choate and
Marcus Battles added solo trips
to home plate.
Julian Galvez homered, Mar-
co DeLeon scored twice and
Tanor Durden, Kevin Kunkel
and Mason Waters each put a
run on the board for the Rays.
Other players were German
Figueroa, Alex Clarke, Devin
Pearson, Jordan Rogers, Tristan
Montgomery, Sam Eriksen and


Hunter Bryant.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, the
Mets downed the Braves 9-3.
Dalton Reas crossed home
plate twice for the Mets. Cody
Spencer, Kris Johnson, Wyatt
Maddox, Dustin Goodwyn,
Tyler Bragg and Wyatt Mont-
gomery also came around to
score. Others playing were
Garrett Albritton, Dalton Tubbs,
Mike Heine, Dalton Bryant and
Blake Crawley.
Paris doubled for the only
long-ball hit for the Braves.
Bolin and Royal joined Paris in
putting runs on the board.
In the Field 1 finale on Fri-
day, the Rays topped the Tigers
13-2.
DeLeon and Durden hit solo
homers and Galvez hit a pair of
homers for the Rays. Durden
and Galvez each came around
to score three times. Kunkel and
Bryant were twin-tally batters
and DeLeon, Rogers and Mont-
gomery added a run apiece.
Only Caskay and Olmos were
able to get all the way home for
the Tigers. Crawford and Salas
were stranded twice each, and
Starratt, Manley, Caskay and
Glen Ellis were stranded.
The last game of the week on
Field 2 was a shutout. The Mets
shut down the Reds 11-0.
Bryant and Johnson each
tripled and Maddox doubled for
the Mets. Reas, Johnson and
Albritton each put a pair of
scores in the book, and Spencer,
Maddox, Bryant, Heine and
Montgomery all scored.
The Reds were victim of
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Sunday Morning ...............1..0:00 a.m.
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Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

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708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
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Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
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725 Palmetto St.
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Ist Sunday ...................... 5:00 p.m.
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Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

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4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .....................:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253
Sunday School :....................9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
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Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
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Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship .................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.

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105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo De Predicacion .... 11:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....... ..........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

Help your brother's boat
across,, and your own will
reach the shore.


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service .................. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study,
Thurs ..................... 7:30 p.m.


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
........................................ 6:30 p.m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic
Rd.
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
English Service.................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
HARDEE CAMPUS
225 E. Main St. (City Hall
Auditorium)
863-368-0950
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m.

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service.............. 10:30 a.m.
S Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .................77:00p.in.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for location" .

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday ............................ 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men v Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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WAUCHULA

CHURCH OF JESUS CIRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Ilanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .......................... 1:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ........................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night ..................7:30 p.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.,
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773.3800
Praise.& Worship ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service......7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Family Night Supper .............5:00p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Mtg............6:00 p.m
M& M Kids's Klub................6:00 p.m
(Musik & Missions 4 yr -grade 5)
IMPACT (Jr. High).................6:20 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr 6-8)
323 (Sr. High)......................... 6:30 p.m
(Youth Worship for gr9-12)
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........11 I:00 a.m.
Predicacion ...........::......:...... 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie. Miercoles......7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade).........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner.................................... 5:30 p.m .
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers
................................ 6:30-8:00 p.m .
Jam Team......................6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups
..................................7:15-8:00 p.m .
6-12th Grade (Oasis)....6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study.........6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556.
Sunday School ..........,.....,9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .......,...i..Il 1:00'a.m.
Evening Worship ....::....,......6:00 p.m.,*
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........:..:...........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Suhday Worship. 11 I00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study....:.......10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6100 p.m.

.FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
'.OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School .........:... .....9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ..........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Ministries ........7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service ...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..........:;....7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....;.....:.........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship................................10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl..
Crossroads & :
Lighthouse Minm .....:....0fp m..

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Ven con to familiar y amigos y
Disfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ... .........:...:.. :..6:00 p.m.
M iercoles...............................7:00 p.m .


IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Biadenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning .................. 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening .................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

JEIOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH i'
Sunday Evening ....................4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
LAKE DALE BAgfTIk CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Roh'd 773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..i.............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
113 N. 7th Ave.
Sunday Service ...................11:00 a.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............1.....11:00 a.m.
Church Training .................... 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship ...................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I 1& 3"' Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ............................ 1:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School ....... ...........9:30 a.m.
Worship SirVice ..;..........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Ilwy 17
Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1.. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6.:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9TH Ave. 773-6418
Sunday Service..............10:00 a.m.

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ..................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. 11:00 a.m.
(Creole).....................1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SECOND CHANCE BIBLE....
CHURCH
1511 US Hwy 17 N. 873-1148
Sunday School.......................9:15 a.m.
Morning Worship .......:........10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SBC Affiliation

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
.205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11.:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11...:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....:,..'. ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ..............7:00 p.m.

;' SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .......:..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship ......................7:30 p.m.

TABERNACLE OF


PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train...........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.


The population in Denver, Colorado, is among the youngest
in the nation.


WAUCHULA

SWAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed: Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church................................ 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer .................7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
1720 W. Main
773-2929
Sunday Service .................... 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all Services.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ......................1...... 10:00 a.m.

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............. .... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00,a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.


EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
SMorning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7;30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ....................... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ............1.....1:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 773-
0989
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
'W orship ................................11:00 a.m .
Evening..................................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet. ..7:00 p.m.

Wherever there is a human
being, there is an opportunity
for a kindness.
-Seneca


ZOLFO SPRINGS

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER-
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcre 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church...............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....:............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7.00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
............................ .............7:00 p.m ,
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .. .................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735.0636
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. I I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones..........................10:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................. 11:30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ... ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ...................0.......... 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes........5:00 p.m.:

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union........... 5 00p m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m..



SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER
Midue A.Ouidsa D
umer. Georgia
A preacher headed west
with a wagon train. One day
he volunteered to search-for
water. He came onto a bub-
bling spring, dipped in his
bucket and discovered that the
water was boiling hot.
"Let's get out of here," he.
yelled. "We're about two
miles from hell."
Some are closer to it than
that, for the Bible says we're
only "a step away from
death."
But if you'll take care of
your life, the Lord will take
care of your death. If you
invite the Lord to make His
home in your heart here, He'll
invite you to make your home
in His heaven hereafter.
If you'll not have Him with
you in time, He'll not have
you with Him in eternity. -..


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April 24, 2008, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Greetings from [ort Green. 1
must think of a catchy saying to
begin this column with, so all of
you please help me. Just call
and leave your suggestion on
my answering machine.
Our community was sad-
dened with the news of Jerald
Story. His parents were part of
the community until Mr.
Donald Story built his new
home on Dansby Road. Jerald
and Gayle lived out here and he
ran the store in Fort Green for a
long time. Most gas stations/-
grocery stores don't have a cof-
fee club. Every morning 10 to
20 men would stop on the way
to work and drink coffee with
Jerald and tell tall tales! This
shows his uniqueness. Even
though he sold cakes, cookies,
etc., he was happy when one of
the men brought home-made
brownies for all to share. We
hated when he moved away
from our community but was
always glad to see him. We
extend our deepest sympathy to
the family.
I have more news on Randy
Davis' recent fishing trip.
Grandson, Aaron Brown caught
the largest fish. It was so big
and he was so excited!
Holly Brown showed me a
pretty pink Hello Dolly watch
her Dad brought back to her
from his trip to the Appalachian
Trail. The three Brown brothers
Johnmark, Jason and Matthew


The Squeezin's
By Barbara Carlton
Peace River Valley Citrus Growers


met and hiked and camped out
on part of the trail. They
enjoyed the fellowship and just
being together. It is great to
have brothers.
Hannah Brown was sporting
new earrings. While visiting
relatives in Puerto Rico her
grandmother, who is a doctor,
pierced her ears. Hannah looks
really cute with her new irides-
cent earrings.
Katilyn Laker presented a
demonstration at 4-H County
Events on how to make
pizzelles. Besides the delicious
cookies, she told an interesting
story about the utensil made
especially for her great-great-
grandmother. The pizzelles
were cooked over an open fire.
The story she told was when her
great-great-uncle got his first
paycheck in America after com-
ing from Italy, he had the uten-
sil made and had his initials
imprinted in it and gave it to his
mother. That was over 85 years
ago and it is just as good now as
it was when new, possibly bet-
ter. Of course, modern technol-
ogy came along and an electric
machine was made. It does a
good job too!
Kaylee Hogenauer and Kasie
Powell modeled their dresses at
4-H County Events. They were
both pretty and both received a
gold award. (This was the
equivalent of a blue ribbon!)
Norma Alejandro was planning


NEW CITRUS TAXING METHOD
The Florida Department of Citrus has been collecting a tax on
each box of fruit from citrus producers for 60 years. The funds are
used for three things: the administrative cost of the department,
research, and advertising citrus and citrus products. Since Florida.
is mainly a juice fruit state, much of the advertising completed
is targeted to juice sales.
Studies show all citrus products receive benefits from the
advertising, not just those grown in Florida but also imported prod-
ucts. An equalization tax charged on juice imports was established
to cover this inequity. However, a few years ago the inequity grew
larger as importers became'the beneficiaries of a settlement agree-
ment allowing them to opt.out of two-thirds of the equalization tax.
Since then, Florida growers have spent a great deal of time dis-
cussing how to again balance the cost and activities of the FDOC,
ending what is referred to by growers as "free riders" on our adver-
tising program.
While several options are being investigated, one has been
fast-tracked in hopes of making changes during the 2008 Florida
Legislative Session. The proposal would change how citrus is
taxed in Florida.
Juice moving through the processing plant would be taxed
rather than the fruit grown by Florida growers. Any imported juice
moving through Florida processing plants would now be subject to
the tax also, adding funding into the FDOC to complete more
advertising or citrus research.
The additional funding could even mean Florida growers
would pay fewer taxes, as importers would again be paying their
share. The plan is estimated to create an additional $4.8 million of
revenue.
The option, known as the "Unified Juice Tax" was first
brought forth by the Florida Citrus Commission's legal counsel,
which was instructed to further research the option, specifically to
provide the commission with an opinion if the legislative change
would withstand the scrutiny of a legal challenge. Counsel has
brought back an opinion the proposed changes, if well-drafted,
would withstand challenge.
Making this change during the 2008 session is possible, but
quick action will be important.
Changes to Chapter 601 would:
Tax processed product, whether imported or created from
whole Florida fruit, by the gallon.
Note the intent of the Legislature is to ensure the imposi-
tion of a unified tax on all fresh fruit and processed product, and
that the benefits of the FDOC's activities benefit all handlers, deal-
ers and growers in this state.
Create a per-gallon (or equivalent) tax on orange and
grapefruit juice, up to a maximum of five cents per gallon for
orange juice and 10 cents per gallon on grapefruit.
Impose a tax at the point when citrus fruit is altered by the
processor so the resulting product may be measured in gallons, or
equivalents.
Place a per-gallon tax on all product imported into Florida
removed from its original container.
Note unopened juice moved through Florida is not taxed.
Keep fresh fruit taxed under current laws.
Establish tax rates Nov. 1 and apply them to the season
beginning Aug. 1 of the same year.
Provide attorney fees and costs in the event the FDOC
prevails in a suit for collection of taxes.
Strike the current equalization tax language, but provide
for "a savings clause" in the event a portion or all of the changes
result in a successful challenge. Previous law is consequently re-
enacted.
Rules of the department would also need to be changed to
specifically delineate procedures not specifically outlined in the
state law. It should be noted, leaving details to the rules is per-
ceived as an opportunity for the industry to maintain more control
on the process. If every detail is in legislation, you are leaving the
industry's fate in the hands of individuals who do not necessarily
understand the industry, and the time in which changes can be
Injade definitely increases.
Growers and processors are working through the many ques-
tions raised by these changes. While these questions will be
addressed within the rules, not the statutory language, they are too
important to leave unanswered until after the legislation is for-
warded to the state Legislature for consideration.
A few questions are yet to be answered. Industry representa-
tives, growers and processors are working through those questions.
The Florida Citrus Commission has asked Florida Citrus Mutual to
take a position, which will be completed by the printing of this arti-
cle. Should the Mutual board support the Unified Juice Tax, leg-
islation will be immediately circulated into the legislative process.
For up-to-date information, growers can contact Peace River
Valley Citrus Growers Association at 773-2644.


to model her dress but got the
bug that has been hitting our
community.
Quite a few were sick and not
able to attend church Sunday.
These included Charles and
Lynda Abbott, Amy Franks,
Randy and Faye Davis, Edith
Bassett, Mr. and Mrs. Blink and
others. We sincerely hope they
improve, as this is an unpleas-
ant experience. Beside the cold
and cough, there is an upset
stomach. Please pray for them.
Amber Sasser visited her
Granny Margie for a few days.
It is always a pleasure to see a
young one return for a visit.
They were in the Gator on the
way to the church to see if
Barbara Casey was cooking and
needed help. That is the type of
community spirit that exists in
our neighborhood.
Sherman Cooper mowed the
Methodist Cemetery and it
looks good. There is a commit-
tee that is trying to maintain this
cemetery. If you want to donate


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


your help, please let us know.
Saturday evening, Scooter,
Stephanie and Hunter Reid,
Punk and Margie Albritton,
Donny and Donna Waters of
Fort Green, and Gene, Sandy,
Shannon and Courtney Albrit-
ton of Bradenton went to the
Sunshine Skyway fishing pier.
Hunter caught a hammerhead
shark and a lemon shark.
Several others caught mackerel
and snapper but Hunter caught
the biggest! They had a won-
derful time, visiting, laughing
and fishing. Steph said they did-
n't get home until 3 a.m.! Now,
that is a late night. Chris Reid
was fishing in Lake Kissimmee
but didn't catch anything as
large as his little brother.
Paul Adams did a super job
pressure-washing the exterior
of the church. Any job you need
help with, you only have to call
on Paul. He is always willing.
Quite a few of Fort Green's
finest went to the Relay For
Life. Cancer has hit our com-
munity with a double whammy.
Only two families live on
Hendry Road and cancer hit
both households, Kay Silver-
man and Jack Chancey. You can
go on down the road to Ollie
Roberts and find Harold


Coker's home where he was a
victim. If you go in the opposite
direction on Hendry Road you
come to Ms. Mildred Cooper's
home. She had cancer several
years ago. Her daughter, Gwen
Albritton had it about two years
ago, then her son-in-law,
Donald Albritton was another
victim. At one time we thought
it was contagious! Those walk-
ing from Fort Green were
Charles and Lynda Abbott, their
daughter, Amy Franks, and
,Rilla and Sherman Cooper. We
all need to do what we cant to
help support the search for a
cure for this dreaded disease.
Andrea Crawford went with
Kaylee Hogenauer and family
to Lakeland Saturday night for
a fun time of eating out. The
kids got to choose the restau-
rant, and you guessed it, the #1
choice for kids is pizza!
Ryan Abbott graduated from
South Florida Community
College in Avon Park recently
with his degree in law enforce-
ment. He is now Officer
Abbott! His proud Papa told me
Ryan was number four out of a
class of 29. Ryan, Fort Green is
proud of you and we know you
will do a good job.
Betty Abbott has been under


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the weather but is feeling better.
She had on a new blazer and
said when she wakes up feeling
good, then it is shopping time!
Mary Samuels said they had a
good turn-out for her sister,
Janie Arnold's benefit, Janie
won't be able to work for a,
while. Please continue to pray
for her as she fights this battle.
Our homecoming at Fort
Green Baptist will be May 4
with Brother Ed Howell preach-
ing. A covered dish dinner will
follow. Please come and renew
old acquaintances, enjoy sitting
under the oak trees and remi-
niscing. There will not evening
services.
And last, but not least, when I
returned home I had a not so
pleasant surprise on my back
porch, four little black kittens.
Their mama is a pretty half
Siamese but their papa was evi-
dently a traveling salesman. I
had noticed a black, bob tail cat
hanging around and I guess he
is the proud papa. If you want a
kitten, just call. I will even
deliver it to you! My little
mama cat will be visiting her
doctor just as soon as she's able.
Please let me know of any
items of interest. Remember,
pray for one another.


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404 Orange St
Tel: (863) 375-4881
Ask for Pregunten por
Gloria Hernandez
Monday-Friday
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Dixie AA Ball Season Ends


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Rimes & Sons Cardinals ran to victory, with (first row, from left) Madison Garcia,
Mason Block, Andy Garza, Mitchell Allen, Wyatt Keller and Tyler Zuniga; (second row)
Hardee Pace, Miguel Ruiz, Devin Rimes, Nick Nichols and Matthew Laker; (back row)
coaches Jeff Block, David Allen, Shawn Rimes and Bryan Laker.


Playing for the second place Wauchula Police Department Rangers were (front row,
from left), Wyatt Tyson, RoyLee Revels, Joel Lee, Ben Clarke; Lance Bursler and Ivan
Badillo; (center row) Isaac Moreno, Trevor Walker, Lawrence Walker, Chase Benton and
Clayton Arledge; (back row) coaches Randy Tyson and Kenny Walker; missing is coach
Randy Benton.


Taking the field for the Elks Lodge Yankees were (first row, from left) Bo Villarreal,
Rawson Aubry, Bryce Hernandez, Adrian DeLeon and Sammy Delatorre; (second row)
Logan Whidden J.C. Kulig, Andres Martinez, Jacob Hebert and Tyson Sutton; (back
row) coaches Lzandro Villarreal, Ryan Thomas and Doug Sutton.


Batting for the Lake Branch Dairy Braves were (kneeling, from left) Tanner Carlton,
Daniel Obregon, Jax UlIrich and Tony Webb; (middle row) Jason Alamia, Josh Carlton,
Dustin Willis and Matt Tyson; (back row) coaches Matt Carlton, Jason Carlton and Max
UIIrich.


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Be Best Medicine


A new kind of healing envi-
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Introduced in the mid-1960s,
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these chambers are used to treat
over a dozen conditions and are
even used to help save limbs
from amputation.
Patients watch movies while
relaxing on a bed encased with-
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shell. The noninvasive therapy
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mal atmospheric pressure to
stimulate wound healing physi-
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and tissues.
If your health care profes-


sional suggests you consider
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wound healing centers nation-
wide, offers the following infor-
mation:
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baric pressure underwater,
treatments are called dives.
* Those with lung conditions
may not be suitable candi-
dates for the treatment.
* As on a plane, the only sensa-
tion patients experience is a
slight pressure in the ears as
the pressure changes.
* Dives last 90 minutes to two
hours.
* Typically, it will take 20 to 30
dives during a period of four
to six weeks to heal a chronic
wound that has not responded
Sto previous therapies.


* In most instances, Medicare,
Medicaid and the majority of
insurance plans cover treat-
ment.
* This kind of therapy is used
only for wounds that have not
responded to other treatments
and likely candidates for the
therapy are patients suffering
from diabetic ulcers, infec-
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grafts and flaps, and wounds
that haven't healed within 30
days.
* The treatment is prescribed
by a variety of medical pro-
fessionals, including primary
care physicians, internists,
podiatrists, radiation oncolo-
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gists, gynecologists, neurolo-
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Durastanti, Lane Parks, Pablo Salgado Jr., Cody Ellis, Gibson Haight and Joseph
Michael Brown; (middle row) Zachary Richardson, Jess Delgado, Juan Medina Jr.,
Caleb Turner, Zachariah Macias and Garrett Norris; (back row) coaches Matt Moye,
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Oliviro Castillo, 24, Bowling
Green. and Maria Aurlia Men-
dez, 21, Bowling Green.
Heath William Reschke, 30,
Zolfo Springs, and Misti R.
Smith, 20, Zolfo Springs.
Artis L. Baker, 49, Bowling
Green, and Eurekia Vorte
Owens, 27, Bowling Green.
Bruce L. Lehrke, 53, Myakka
City, and Sharon Diane Hog-
don, 52, Myakka City.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
HSBC Bank Nevada NA vs.
Enrique M. Gomez, stipulated
agreement approved.
Capital One Bank vs. Donna
G. Hunt, default judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.
Antonio Perez Jr. and Maria C.
Parsons, voluntary dismissal.
Delma L. McGill vs. MCA
Granite & Stone LLC and Troy
A. Brant, dismissal vacated.

There was no county mis-
demeanor or criminal traffic
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Jeanne Newsome and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Karista Newsome-
Borgas, petition for child sup-
port.
Alicia Macedo and DOR vs.
Justino Macedo, petition to
establish administrative child
support order.
Amye Marie Gause vs. Terry
Lamar Pelham, petition for
injunction for protection.
Wallace Ray Keeton vs.
Terry Pelham, petition for
injunction for protection.
Raafat Zakhary vs. Sunrise
Community of Polk Co. Inc.,
damages.
Heather Elizabeth Lang vs.
Joshua James Alderman, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Brandy Denise Outley vs.
Aaron Daniels, petition for in-
junction for protection.
-Unifund CCR Partners as
assignee vs. Don W. Douglas,
damages.
Accredited Homes Lenders
Inc: vs. Sultana Razzaque and
Mohammed Abdurrazzaque,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Daniel Toledo-Arroyo and


Sinforosa Popoca-Toledo vs.
Rodolfo Lopez, breach of con-
tract damages.
.Noel Donniece Henry and
DOR vs. Cedric Deshaun
'Simmons, petition to enforce
administrative child support
order.
Kristen R. Welch and DOR
vs. Jessie Aguilar Jr., petition
for child support.
Crystal L. Cisneros and DOR
vs. Isaac Castillo, petition to
enforce administrative child
support order.
Mercantile Bank Carolina vs.
Cobia General Contracting Inc.
and Jim F. Cobia, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
First National Bank vs.
Abdon Rivera et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Jessica Estrada vs. Erick
Estrada, petition for injunction
for protection.
Heather Moreno vs. Randy
Lee Hamilton Jr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Jack B. Garlit and Jackie C.
Garlit, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Dwight Talmadge Douglas Jr.,
damages.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Ashley Kilgore vs. Christo-
pher Lee, petition to modify
child support denied.
Raafat Zakhary vs. Sunrise
Community of Polk Co., dis-
missal due to lack of prosecu-
tion.
Nikki Lynn Johnston and
Jerry G. Johnston, divorce.
Katherine Valdez vs. Benito
Esquivel, child support termi-
nated, arrearages set.
Carlos Trujillo and Maria.
Trujillo, petition for divorce
voluntarily dismissed.
In Re: Wauchula Police De-
partment, order of forfeiture.
Tanya Suzanne Richardson
and DOR vs. Adam Wayne
Richardson, petition to modify
child support denied.
Ninfa C. Gomez and DOR
vs. Ninfa Gomez, child support
order.
Lelo Fern Mushrush and
DOR vs. Leavie Joseph I.
Owens, child support modified.
Toni Stombaugh vs. Juan
Pollack, injunction for protec-
tion.
Cynthia J. Hernandez vs.
Marcus Darrell Hodges, injunc-
tion for protection.
Elver Hodges vs. Richard E.
Taylor, Tom W. Taylor, and


Otto and Mary Humphrey,
order establishing lost docu-
ment.
Griselda Azuna vs. Reyes
Ordonez, child support order.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was-
trial week.

The following real estate
Transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Mary Cunningham to Leslie
J. and Judith A. Smith, $10,000.
James R. and Shirley Fegley
to Earl P. and Minnie P. White,
$73,000.
Howard R. Bolin as trustee to
Emerson R. Jones Sr.,
$124,396.
Shannon K. Hall to Kenneth
A. and Edith Creasy, $45,000.
Richard G. and Carly Ann
Torres to Bobbie Jayne Barber,
$135,000.
Eddie J. and Melissa Pryor
Stone Powell to Mosaic Ferti-
lizer LLC, $340,000.
Ronald B. Elsenheimer to
Richard D. Jr. and Karen S.
Diller, $71,200.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Gary W. and
Marcia L. Battey, $62,91Q.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to George and
Mary L. Way, $79,900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Wallace D. and
Sandra G. Cady, $49,900.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Cindi D.
Kardux, $49,995.
Octaviano R. Jr. and Oralia
D. Flores to Berta Mendoza-
Alonza and Blanca Estella
Cabrera, $52,000.
Gail Ann Judah as trustee to
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC
.$230,000.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

FULL COST ACCOUNTING FOR

SOLID WASTE
In accordance with rule 17-708, "full cost accounting for solid waste management:, as
required by section 403-7049 F.S., local governments must calculate and inform users of
the full cost of solid waste management. Accordingly, the citizens of Zolfo Springs are
hereby notified that the full cost of solid waste management, on a monthly basis, as pro-
vided to the citizens of Zolfo Springs by the Town of Zolfo Springs during the fiscal year
beginning October 1, 2006 and ending September 30, 2007 was as follows:
RESIDENTIAL:
Average Average Average
Monthly Disposal Collection
Charge Cost Cost
$17.00 $8.48 $11.53
The cost information provided above is on a monthly average basis per account and
averages the different types of service available. Actual costs for a given account may
have been different than that reported above due to the actual type of service to that
account.
This notice shall be published Thursday, April 24, 2008
Dated this 17th day of April, 2008 4:24c



OFFICIALL* *

NOTIFICACION DE ELECTION GENERAL
Yo, Kurt S. Browning, Secretario del Estado de Florida, por la present notifico que se
Ilevar6 a cabo una ELECCION GENERAL en el condado de HARDEE, Estado de Florida,
el dia CUATRO de NOVIEMBRE de 2008, A.D., para ocupar o conservar los siguientes
cargos:
President y Vicepresidente
Representante en el Congreso: Distrito 13
Fiscal del Estado: Circuito judicial 10
Defensor del pueblo: Circuito judicial 10
Senador del Estado: Distrito 17
Representante del Estado: Distrito 66
Tribunal Supremo: Retenci6n de un magistrado
Tribunal de apelaciones del Distrito dos: Retenci6n de cuatro jueces
Juez de circuit, Circuito judicial diez: Grupos 2, 5, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25 y 26
Secretario judicial del tribunal de circuit
Sheriff
Evaluador de propiedades
Recaudador de impuestos
Superintendent de escuelas
Supervisor de elecciones
Comit6 escolar: Distritos 2 y 3
Comisionado del Condado: Distritos 1, 3 y 5
Distrito de conservaci6n del suelo y del agua del Condado de Hardee: Grupos 2 y 4


Courhous Report F~ 1 S.]


Dixie Boys
By JOAN SEAMAN On Tue:
Of The Herald-Advocate Miner tea
The Dixie Boys continue to Red Sox.
play several days a week. Altman
The 13-to-15-year-old divi- first run
sion plays against itself and board. Fc
teams from Sebring, Mulberry, game in tl
Bartow and Fort Meade. forged in 1
Although there were only Red Sox
three games from last week when Min
reported, it gave the Forida home on a
Fertilizer Braves an opportunity of the foul
to cement their lead in the In the f
three-team division. The Braves in front tc
are at 2-0, without counting the outburst (
Tuesday game at home against hits and w
Fort Meade, for which we did- The Fo
n't have a scoresheet. four runs
The BJD Excavating Red Sox the Red S
are next and the Torrey Oaks final run
Rangers presently trail in the walk and
division. Winter hit
Games this week are
Monday, Thursday and Friday.
Next week's games are Mon-
day, Tuesday, Thursday and fin-
ish up with three games on
Friday. Games, on the road or at
home at Farr Field on South
Florida Avenue in Wauchula,
are at 6 p.m. For tl
In last week's opening game
on Monday, the Red Sox nipped At the ]
the Rangers 8-6. pared to '
Leadoff batter Jake Altman Florida F
and number two batter Daniel to last we
Miller each circled the bases steers and
twice for the Red Sox. Garrett
Mimbs, Justin Rickett, Julian Feeder
Varela and Campbel Aubry
each added a run. Others con-
tribuing for the Red Sox were
Murrell Winter, Kaleb Bryant,
Dustin Scheel, Dallas Juarez, Feeder:
Julian Rodriguez and Derick
Sambrano.
The Rangers had scores from
a half dozen players,' Dalton
Hewett, Tanner Gough, Steve Slaught
Hodges, Michael Grace, Tyler 52.00.
Dyal and Jeremy Rowe. Also
contributing were Deonte Slaughtc
Evans, Will Bennett, Justin 70.50.
Dickey, Matthew Grace, Chris
Tomlinson and Timothy Go oft
Steedley. path.


Keep
sday at Fort Meade, a
m won 9-3 over the

singled and put the
of the game on the
ort Meade tied the
he second inning and
Front in the third. The
tied the game 2-2
nbs singled and came
In Aubry hit in the top
rth.
ifth, Fort Meade went
Stay with a three-run
on a combination of
Nalks.
rt Meade squad had
in the seventh, while
Sox were limited to a
when Altam drew a
I raced home on a
t. Winter was the only


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

he week ended April 17, 2008:

Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,653 com-
5,466 last week and 7,128 a year ago. According to the
ederal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
ek: slaughter cows and bulls were mostly steady, feeder
I heifers were 1.00 to 2.00 lower.


Steers:



Heifers:



er Cows:


er Bulls:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 120.00-150.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-135.00; and
400-500 lbs., 101.00-128.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 100.00-137.50;
300-400 lbs., 90.00-108.00; and
400-500 lbs., 81.00-101.00.

Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-


Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 60.00-


to the house of thy friend, for weeds choke the unused


REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA

FOR AUDITING SERVICES

The City of Bowling Green, a public entity of the State of Florida (the "Owner")
requests proposals from Certified Public Accounting firms licensed in the State of
Florida to audit its financial statements for the fiscal year ending September 30,
2008, with the option to audit the City's statement for each of the four (4) subsequent
fiscal years and annual periods thereafter if agreement is reached.

Four copies of the qualifications shall be sealed in an envelope marked "Auditing
Services Proposal for the City of Bowling Green" and delivered to 104 E. Main
Street d mailed to R O. Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida 33834 on or before 2:00
p.m., October 3, 2008.

City of Bowling Green reserves the right to reject any or all of the submitted qualifi-
cations and to waive irregularities or omissions in the proposals.

For additional information, contact Pamela Northup, City Clerk at (863) 375-2255
recognizing that the City is not bound by oral interpretations or representation. 4:2


HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten students will begin Monday, May 5, 2008 at
Bowling Green Elementary, Hilltop Elementary, North Wauchula Elementary,
Wauchula Elementary and Zolfo Springs Elementary.

Evening registrations will be held Monday, May 5th at Zolfo Springs 5:00-6:30
PM; Thursday, May 8t at North Wauchula 6:00-7:00 PM; Thursday, May 8th at
Bowling Green 5:30-6:30 PM; Thursday, May 8t at Wauchula, Elementary 5:30-
7:00 PM; and Tuesday, May 20th for Hilltop Elementary 5:00-6:30 PM.

According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted to enter first grade unless
he/she has completed an approved public or private kindergarten program.
Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1, 2008.

Parents are required to bring an original birth certificate, current physical
and shot record.

Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to enter
school in the fall.

ESCUELAS DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE
REGISTRO DEL JARDIN DE INFANTS

El registro para los estudiantes del Jardin de Infantes empezara el Lunes, 5 de Mayo,
2008 a la Escuela Primaria de Hilltop, la Escuela Primaria de Wauchula, la Escuela
Primaria de Norte Wauchula, la Escuela Primaria de Bowling Green y la Escuela
Primaria de Zolfo Springs.

Registros por la tarde se sostendran el Lunes 5 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Zolfo
Springs desde las 5:00-6:30 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de Norte
Wauchula desde las 6:00-7:00 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Bowling Green desde las 5:30-6:30 PM; el Jueves 8 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Wauchula desde las 5:30-7:00 PM; el Martes 20 de Mayo a la Escuela Primaria de
Hilltop desde las 5:00-6:30 PM.

Segun Ley de Florida, ningun estudiante se permitira entrar en primer grado a memos
que el/ella ha completado un program public o privado aceptado del jardin de
infants. Los estudiantes del jardin de infants deben tener cinco anos adelante o antes
del 1 de Septiembre, 2008.

Los padres se exigen que traigan un certifcado del nancimlento original, un fisico
actual y el registro de inmunizaciones.

Estudiantes que no han reunido los requisitos anteriores no se permitiran entrar en
escuela por el otono. 4:17,24c


Moving
twin-hit batter for the Sox.
Thursday's game was
between the Red Sox and the
Braves, which won 14-4.
Justin Knight nearly hit for
the cycle with a triple, double,
single and a walk, scoring three
times for the Braves. Wintz
Terrell chipped in with a triple.
Dawson Crawford had four hits
and four scores, while leadoff
batter Carter Lambert came
around to score three times.
Terrell, Vince Grimsley, Justin
Forrester and Tyler Cloud
chipped in with solo scores.
Other Braves contributing were
Dylan Farr, Dalton Rabon, John
Michael Chason and Sid Crews.
Altman, Mimbs, Scheel and
Aubry all came around to cross
home plate for the Red Sox.


ABOUT...
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Hardee County schools.
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should be of recent events,
and must include first and
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and teachers. Identify pho-
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is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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6C The Herald-Advocate, April 24, 2008


Adopt-A-Manatee Is An

Idea For Mother's Day


Last year in. honor of
Mother's Day. Rebecca Miller
from northern Virginia adopted
an endangered manatee for her
mom, Gayle, also a Virginia
resident. "1 knew my mom
loved manatees and that she'd
be extremely pleased to receive
a gift that would help them,"
said Rebecca.
From the 32 manatees fea-
tured in Save the Manatee
Club's three Florida adoption
programs, Rebecca chose
Howie. For Rebecca's $25 tax-
deductible donation, the Club
sent her mom an adoption cer-
tificate, a color photo of play-
ful, popular Howie, his biogra-
phy, and a fact-filled handbook.
The adoption also included a
subscription to the Club's quar-
terly newsletter, The Manatee
Zone, and the bi-monthly e-
newsletter, Paddle Tales. And
this year for Mother's Day, each
new member who joins the
Adopt-A-Manatee program on-
line for a $35 tax-deductible
donation, will receive a colorful
beaded bracelet with manatee
charm, along with a cute, plush
8-inch manatee. Give these to
mom along with her manatee
adoption, or keep one, or both
for yourself!
Rebecca, a third-year biology
major at college, discovered
manatees with her mom and
family when she was a young-
ster vacationing in Key Largo.
While there, they observed
manatees in the wild and
Rebecca was disturbed by the
number of manatees who were
scarred from injuries caused by
motorboats. She has cared
about them ever since.
"My concerns are that mana-
tees must keep their endangered
status so they can continue to
get the attention they need, and
Florida boaters need to slow
down to reduce manatee in-
juries and deaths," she ex-
plained.


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The population of the slow-
moving aquatic marine mam-
mals is estimated to be about
3,000 concentrated year-round
in Florida. Manatees are listed
as endangered at the state, fed-
eral, and international levels.
"A record number of manatee
deaths in 2006, and a high level
in 2007, is dismaying and unac-
ceptable to Floridians and all
those around the world who
care about these unique and de-
fenseless animals," said Patrick
Rose, executive director of
Save the Manatee Club.
An active volunteer for a zoo
in D.C. and a wildlife center in
Virginia, Rebecca has also
adopted two Yorkies and a cat.
"I have decided to devote my
life to animal welfare," she
said. "Once I graduate, I would
love to work for an organization
like Save the Manatee Club,
who is truly devoted to the ani-
mals they work so hard to help
protect."
The Club's Adopt-A-Mana-
tee program helps to fund edu-
cation and public awareness
endeavors; research, rescue, re-
habilitation, and release pro-
jects; and advocacy and legal
efforts to help protect manatees
and their habitat. Save the
Manatee Club, a national, non-
profit advocacy organization,
was founded in 1981 by sing-
er/songwriter Jimmy Buffett
and former U.S. Senator and
Florida Governor, Bob Graham.
For more information about
manatees and adopting one as a
Mother's Day gift for all the
"moms" you know mothers-
in-law, foster moms, stepmoth-
ers, grandmothers, friends, rela-
tives, sisters, guardians con-
tact Save the Manatee Club at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Mait-
land, FL 32751, call 1-800-432-
JOIN (5646), or visit their web
site at www.savethemanatee.-
org where you can also sign up,
for the club's free E-Newsletter.


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AGGRESIVE REPRESENT O


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
April 20, Alfonso Andres Esteban, 18, of 6 N. Sixth St., Fort
Myers, was arrested by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr. R. Safford and
charged with hit-and-run leaving the scene of a crash involving
damages, and no valid license.
April 20, Victor Tecuapa Menesses, 22, of 1722 SR 62,
Wauchula, was arrested by FHP Cpl. Rene Benavidez on charges
of DUI, DUI with property damage, hit-and-run leaving the
scene of a crash involving damages and no valid license. At the jail,
Sgt. Eric Thompson charged him with grand theft auto and Sgt.
Danny O'Bryan detained him on a violation of probation charge.
April 20, a vehicle stolen on Myrtle Street, criminal mischief
on East Main Street and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.

April 19, Thomas Florez Jr., 29, of 618 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with
disorderly conduct and battery.
April 19, a residential burglary on Gilliard Farm Road, crimi-
nal mischief on Vandolah Road, Wilbur C. King Boulevard, SR 66
and Fifth Street East, and thefts on SR 64 West and U.S. 17 North
were reported.

April 18, Lashonda Barbitt Baker, 33, of 838 Pleasant St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson on a charge
of contempt of court.
April 18, Jose Angel Garcia, 20, of 2295 Gilliard Farm Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Eric Thompson and charged
with burglary of a dwelling or conveyance, and aggravated battery
of a person using a deadly weapon.
April 18, Felepe Mendoza, 24, of 1073 U.S. 17 North,
Nocatee, was arrested by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Ofc. Clint
Thompson and charged with forgery by altering a license plate val-
idation, resisting an officer without violence and four other traffic
offenses.
April 18, residential burglaries on SR 62 and on Deer Run
Drive, burglary of a conveyance on Baker Street, criminal mis-
chief on Rodeo Drive, and thefts on Magnolia Lane, Vandolah
Road and Village Drive were reported.

April 17, Joseph Glenn Johnson, 45, of 2227 Ralph Smith
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
April 17, a vehicle stolen on Maude Road, and thefts on
Greenleaf Drive,'Altman Road and U.S. 17 North were reported.


Over The Fence
By Dr. Ross A. Hendry


VETERINARY MEDICINE HAS COME A LONG WAY
We are taught in veterinary medicine that it is very important
to take the initiative and follow up on cases. This means checking
-with clients after we treat their animals to find out how things are
going.
As a result we have an elaborate call-back system 'i our office.
We make a real effort to get back to everyone in two to five days
and, if possible, once again a month later.
I remember times when I first went into practice, I would get
what the cowboys call snake-bit, (a sudden, unexpected, and alarm-
ing reaction) when I called about a case. I became a little insecure
even asking about some of those high-risk cases.
Frankly, I never knew what to expect when I called a client to
ask about the condition of their pet or animal after we treated their
dog, cat or horse. This was especially true back when there were so
many high-risk procedures.
One case in point was a dog owned by John Lipe, a rancher in
Arcadia. He is a really nice guy and I treated a heartworm dog for
him, back when we used the drug Carparsalate. This drug would
kill all the adult heartworms at one time, which was a very risky
treatment with a high mortality rate, but it was all we had at the
time.
Twenty five percent of the dogs treated with the Carpsrsalate
would also have post-treatment reaction so there was a very low
survival rate The story goes that I treated John's dog for heart-
worms and the dog died.
A few months later I castrated a horse for John and the next
time I saw him was when we were at Lake June on vacation. I had
gone down to Durward Smith's house and there were about 20
notable people there, all from Arcadia, and John was one of them.
I asked him, just as a matter of conversation, "John, how's
your horse doing?" I expected a glowing report, but he said, "Doc,
my horse went the same way as my dog."
I was shocked, embarrassed and apologetic in that order. I
finally asked him, "John, why didn't you call me?" His caustic
reply was, "Could you have brought him back to life, Doc?" Then
I had that old familiar snake-bit feeling all over again. Actually,
John's horse did fine, and he was just having fun at my expense.
Veterinary medicine has come a long way, and the cure rate
has improved dramatically. However, the prognosis was usually at
least "guarded" 40 years ago, and we didn't know what to expect
on a call-back to the client.
With time I have become a little more secure about what I can
do, and with improved pharmaceuticals, new technology and expe-
rience, my concern for the patient usually exceeds my own insecu-
rities.


HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS
I New Patients Welcome"


April 16, Robert Trevino, 23, of 686 Hyde St., Wauchula, was
arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession
of drug paraphernalia, DUI, resisting an officer without violence
and obstructing justice by attempted influence or intimidation.
April 16, Ponciano Rios, 21, of 605 Sally Place, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with larceny.
April 16, thefts on Farr Road, SR 66, Admax Lane and U.S.
17 North were reported.

April 15, Fernando Luna, 37, of 5210 Vel St., Wimauma, was
arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge on failure to appear in
court.
April 15, thefts on U.S. 17 South, CR 664, Moffitt Road, East
Main Street and Golden Oaks Drive were reported.

April 14, Mary Melee Nobles, 34, of 2937 NE Ouray Dr.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Sgt. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
April 14, a residential burglary on Fox Street, criminal mis-
chief on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Goosepond Road, U.S. 17
North and Terrell Road were reported.
An entry in this section last week was incorrect. Ramon Salazar, 31,
of 707 E. Oak St., Wauchula, was initially arrested on an out-of-
state fugitive warrant and violation of probation. Bond was
revoked on prior charges of possession of methamphetamine and
possession of drug paraphernalia. These were not new charges.

WAUCHULA
April 20, Michael Eugene Adcox, 40, of 417 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with bat-
tery, and resisting or obstructing an officer without violence.
April 20, Adin Perez Morales, 23, General Delivery, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with
DUI and no valid license.
April 20, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

April 18, Moises San Miguel Castaneda, 29, of 1833 U.S. 17
North, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged
with disorderly intoxication.

April 16, Marsol Estrada, 18, of 745 Morales Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohannan and charged with larce-
ny retail theft.
April 16, a stolen vehicle on East Oak Street and thefts on
Gray Street and on U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 14, Sue Ann Rimes, 28, of Lazy Acres, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with possession of a con-
trolled substance without a prescription.
April 14, Timothy Allan Merchant, 24, of 700 E. Townsend
St., Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged with
larceny petit theft.
April 14, thefts on River Chase Circle, U.S. 17 South and
South Seventh Avenue were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 20, Moises Velasquez Bautista, 47, of 1414 Lazy Acres
Drive, Wauchula was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged
with DUI.
April 20, criminal mischief on Central Avenue was reported.

April 19, criminal mischief on Dixiana Drive was reported.

April 14, David Marvel Dease, 52, of 535 Grove St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with bat-
tery.



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TIME WARPS & RETIREMENT
In an interview by Barbara Peters, available on You Tube, one
of my favorite Southern writers, James Lee Burke, admits that he
believes the living can sometimes see and even communicate with
the dead through time warps th:. *::er glimpses into other dimen-
sions.
Burke's theory is that an all-powerful Creator would not be
bound by time and space, therefore past, present and future as
humans perceive them would not necessarily be laid out that way
to God. In eternity, past, present and future could all occur simul-
taneously.
It's an interesting theory, especially handled as it is by a mas-
ter writer like Burke in his novel, "In the Electric Mist with
Confederate Dead."
I don't know much about time, other than that it seems to keep
right on rolling along, but I do believe there are factors other than
chronological years that age us. Most of us have known 20-years-
olds we would swear were 80; oh the other hand, we've known 80-
year-olds who act 18! "'
I like to think I am younger than the number ofyears I've been
riding this big round ball, spinning through space, would indicate.
I was a late bloomer (or a screwup, some may say) and didn't
get started on anything important as soon as some of my contem-
poraries, who are retired, taking it easy, living the good life and
enjoying their grandkids. I have a son who just turned 16 and wants
to come live with me. I want that, too, very much, and I want to see
him through high school and college and I intend to be around to
hold and hug his children.
So the way I've got it figured. I'll be able to retire when I'm
around ... oh, 120-earth-years-old, give or take a decade or two.



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Not that I'll ever retire altogether, because 1 intend to write as long
as my fingers can move across a keyboard or hold a pencil.
But by the time I'm 120, I reckon I'll be ready to start writing
just for fun. What I have in mind is to create a blog and call myself
"The Word Wizard."
As anyone who has ever attempted any sort of serious writing
knows, it is very hard work. So what I plan to do is to create a blog
where all I do is criticize other writers. It's much easier to find fault
in the work of others than it is to see the shortcomings in our own.
I haven't decided if I will pick on just one particular newspa-
per or go after several. I' might slam a few magazines, too, and
maybe even lambaste some of the bestselling books on the market
that could have stood some heavy editing before going to press.
Harping on the imperfections of others:will free me from the ardu-
ous task of attempting to write anything of value myself.
I realize that to compete with the growing number of self-
styled, acidic critics lurking in cyberspace I might have to hone my
airs of condescension and sarcasm. I have heard of a course offered
online called "Sarcasm, Grandiosity & Supercilious Superiority,"
which would probably behoove me to take.
On second thought,. I might call my blog "Critics Corner"
rather than "The Word Wizard." Word Wizard is a tad pretentious.
I'll probably make enough enemies just being a critic without
crowning myself with some smug title.
By the time I've lived 120 earth years, hopefully I will have
acquired sufficient knowledge to criticize well enough to convince
the public I know what I'm talking about.
To assuage my bitter disappointment at never having achieved
the level of success as a writer of which I once thought 1 was capa-
ble of attaining, I will lay around in the shade, in this dimension or
another, with all the time in eternity, no need to work for a living,
and throw darts at every writer who writes the least bit better than
I do.
Readers may e-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embar(q-
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS]
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks,
Cornbread, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Egg w/Cheese, Toast,
Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Corn, Juice, Roll, Peanut Butter
Cookies) aid Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Juice,
Pineapple Chunks, Roll) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Juice Bar, Applesauce,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese Sau-
ce or Corndog (Salad Tray,
Mexican Rice, Juice, Apple-
sauce) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans,
'Cornbread, Pineapple Tidbits,


Juice Bar, Salad Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Cheese Pizza (Lettuce & To-
mato, Biscuits, Turnip Greens,
Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scramb-
led Egg w/Cheese, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti or Pepper-
oni Pizza or Hamburger on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Roll, Juice,
Peanut Butter Cookies, Whole
Kernel Corn) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Cheese Grits, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
or Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Mashed Potatoes, Pineapple
Tidbits, Juice, Roll, Salad Bar)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Corndog
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Apple-
sauce, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut Cinnamon Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Saausage Link on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Potato
Rounds, Steamed Cabbage,
Squash, Juice, Applesauce)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Peaches, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Peas & Carrots, Biscuit,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Juice, Pears,
Cinnamon Toast, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Veggie Cup, Corn,.
Garden Peas, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Juice, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Green
Beans, Corn, Juice, Straw-
berries & Peaches) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Cinnamon
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice,
Baked Beans, Corn, Pears,
Juice) and Milk

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iL ISHERS


Bald-Eagle Numbers


Rebound In Florida


The bald-eagle population,
once declining, has successfully
rebounded in the state of
Florida.
"This is a historic occasion,"
Rodney Barreto, chairman of
the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, said
last week as the bald eagle was
removed from the imperiled
species list;
"The bald eagle is an icon of
imperiled-species protection,
and conservation efforts for the-.
species have been a success
story that reflects great credit.
on agencies and people who
worked tirelessly to make it
happen," Barreto said. "Good
news is hard to come by some-
times, when we're dealing with
an imperiled species, but we've
all earned the right to celebrate
a victory today."
With that, the FWC also
approved a final bald-eagle.
management plan.
Previously, the FWC classi-
fied the bald eagle as, a threat-
ened species on the state list,
but the change is consistent
with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service's decision to remove
the species from the federal list
last August.
Robin Boughton, FWC bald-
eagle management plan leader,
said the comeback of the


beloved bird has been astound-
ing all over the United States,
but in Florida in particular.
. "Surveys found only 88
active nests in Florida when
monitoring began in 1973,"
Boughton said. "In 2007, more
than 1,100 active ."s were
county _l a tremendous
increase."
The bald-eagle management
plan will serve as a conserva-
tion blueprint to ensure the
eagle continues to thrive in
Florida. The commission also
approved a bald eagle rule and a
permitting. framework that will
continue to protect the bald
eagle in Florida.
"The goal of the plan is to
maintain a stable or increasing
bald-eagle population through-
out the state in perpetuity,"
Boughton said. "To achieve this
goal, the plan calls for conser-
vation actions such as land
management, habitat acquisi-
tion, private land incentives,
public outreach and the contin-
ued monitoring of eagle nests
and territories."
In addition, the bald eagle
will remain protected by the
federal Bald and Golden Eagle
Protection Act, the Migratory
Bird Treaty Act and the state
bald eagle rule proposed in the
plan..


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee Counity Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
THURSDAY, JUNE 05, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the'BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-24 Ordinance No. 2008-17
Ryan C. Garza by and through the Authorized Representative
by and through the Authorized Representative requests a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan Future Land Use Map
Amendment changing the FLU designation of 25.67MOL ac
from Residential Mixed Use to Highway Mixed Use
S of SR62, E of Gebhart Rd 29 33 25 0000 01370 0000
25.67MOL ac Corn NE corn of NE1/4 of NE1/4 of NWII4 Run S
00degl6min40sec W 151 ft for POB S 00deg16min40sec W 1169.54 ft
MOL to SE corn of.NEll4 of NW14 S 89deg50min44sec W 1326.96 ft
MOL to SW corn of NE114 of NW1l4 N 00deg10min22sec E 455 ft S
89deg50min44sec E 663.85 ft N 00deg15min38sec E 678.25 ft S
89deg51minlSec E 117ft N 00degl3min38sec E 194.34 ftto N sec line
S 89deg51minl5sec E along N sec line 297.28 t S 00degl6min40sec W
151 ft S89deg51min15secE 250 ft toPOB 829. T33S, R25E
AND
Hardee County Industrial Development Authority by and
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan" Future Land Use Map Amend-
ment changing the FLU designation of 104.14MOL acres from
Residential Mixed Use to Highway Mixed Use
S29 33 25 0000 05650 0000
N of Old Bradenton. Rd, E of.Osprey Ln
18.54MOL ac E1/2 of SE114 of NW1i4 LESS Corn SE corn of E1l2 SE114
of NW1l4 run N 89deg50min03se W 12 ft for POB N 89deg50min03sec
W 363.62 ft N 00deg09min57sec E 148 ft S 89deg50min03sec E 122.40
ft N 00deg09min57sec E 45 ft S 89deg50min03sec E 241.81 ft S
00deg09min57sec W 190ftto POB 29. T33S. R25E

AND
On or abt N of Old Bradenton Rd, E of Mott Rd
29 33 25 0000 07000 0000
15.60MOL ac W1.2 of NEll4 of SE1/4 LESS S 485 ft thereof & Corn at
SW corn of E112 of NE1/4 of SE114 run N 270 ft for POB N730 ft E 170ft
S 730 ft W 170 ft to POB S29. T33S, R25E
AND
On or abt N of Old Bradenton Rd, E of Mott Rd
S29 33 25 0000 06990 0000
10.0MOL ac SW114 of SE114 of NE114 $29. T33S. 25E
AND
N & E of Old Bradenton Rd 29 33 25 0000 05620 0000
60.0MOL ac SW114 of NE1/4 & N1/2 of SE114 of NE114
S 29. T33S, R25E
Roger Conley, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the PlanninglZoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-24
(Ord. No. 2008-17)
All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 W Orange St.
Wauchula, FL
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements.should contact the PlanninglDevelopment
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accesslble facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working.days prior to the BCC public
hearings. This Public Notice Is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
inspection during weekdays betw66h the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the PlanninglDevelopment Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to ~ ppealany dclsIlo6nmade at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatiei 1'0e hi'iceedlngs
is made by a court reporter. 04:17,24c


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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


OUT LIKE A LAMB...
Well, gentle readers, as we close out the month of April, we
have enjoyed some very nice conditions. We've gotten a couple
inches of rain, been relieved by some unseasonably cool tempera-
tures and overall had a very good run of pleasant weather.
This month, I'm going to talk about the environment and the
annual Hazardous Weather Awareness Contest.

Be A Bunny Lovin', Granola Eatin' Tree Hugger
Earth Day was Tuesday. Now, I am not suggesting we all run
out and dig up the yard and start planting trees, but there are some
things we can do every day to help our environment and make our
lives a little better:
Use native plants and practice xeriscaping techniques. They
use less water and many are fire-resistant.
Turn off electrical appliances when you're not in the room.
This also reduces the risk of accidental fire in your home.
Soup for one anybody? Use your microwave instead of your
oven if you're making small meals or heating leftovers.
Sweep rather than using the water hose when cleaning your
driveway.
Learn about hazardous products in your home. Take a look
under sinks, in cabinets and in storage sheds. If the products are no
longer needed, dispose of them properly. The Hardee County
Landfill has a Household Hazardous Waste Day program for just
this purpose.
You can learn more about steps you can take to protect our
environment at www.earthday.gov.

Calling All Writers & Artists!
I am proud to announce it is time once again for the annual
Hazardous Weather Awareness Poster & Essay Contest. The con-
test is open to all students in grades K-12.
Poster contest guidelines include:
Open to students in grades K-5.
Posters must be submitted on poster or illustration board.
The overall dimensions shall be roughly 15" x 20".
All artwork must be original and may be any media desired,
with the exception of pencil, chalk, charcoal or glitter.
Stenciled, traced, computer-generated or commercially
manufactured stick-on lettering or graphics are prohibited.
All posters will become the property of Hardee County
Emergency Management and may be used for displays and public
awareness events.
Posters will be judged on both the clarity of the preparedness
message and the quality of the art. Posters with misspelled words
will be eliminated.
No group or classroom entries permitted. Only one entry per
student.
The poster theme should focus on preparing for one of the
Florida weather hazards (tornado, flood, wildfire, hurricane, severe
storm or lightning) and illustrate a clear and concise message.
All posters must have an entry form attached. Forms can be
obtained at your school office or downloaded and printed from the
Hardee County EOC Web site at www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.
Posters must be turned in to your school office by 1 p.m. on
Friday, May 2.
Essay contest guidelines include:
Open to students in grades 6-12.
One entry per student is allowed.
Essay must be 500 words or less.
Essay must be typed.
Entries are to be based on Hazardous Weather Awareness
Week, wherein the participating student would respond to the fol-
lowing statement: Hurricane season is rapidly approaching and you
have learned about preparing home disaster kits. Your parents don't
think it's necessary to prepare for storm season. Write a persuasive
essay convincing your parents of the importance of making a home
disaster kit.
Entries will be judged on consistency of the message, clari-
ty of thought, and creativity in presenting the topic.
All entries must have the following information to be con-
sidered for judging: Student's name, home phone number, school
and grade, English/language arts/science teacher's name, word
count.
All entries will become property of Hardee County Emer-
gency Management and may be used for preparedness and educa-
tional programs throughout the year.
Send you entry by mail to Hardee County EOC, 404 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, FL 33873; by fax to 863-773-9390; or by e-
mail to essaycontest@hardeecounty.net
Winners receive a preparedness kit, trophy and certificate of
participation. There are also prizes for the winning student's
teacher!

Tip Of The Month
Is this trip really necessary? Before traveling, you can make
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properly inflated and your engine is in proper working order. If
possible, try carpooling or sharing a ride.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.

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08-18
CF Industries Inc and Clean Energy LLC by and through the
Authorized Representative request a Major Special Exception to
construct/operate a simplelcomblned-cycle power plant and
Variances to wetlands setbacks, noise and building height on 366
MOL acres, zoned A-1, Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt W side of CR663 N,
/4 mi S of Hardee/Polk County line
366MOL acres from
06 33 24 0000 10020 0000 and
07 33 24 0000 10020 0000
POB being the SW corn of 806, T338, R24E; thence N
00deg07mln00sec W along W line of Sec 06 a dist of 1323.75 ft; thence
N 89deg49mln34sec E, 2560.39 ft; thence S 98degS2min40sec E to a pt
on S line of 8ec 06 a dist of 1331.76 ft; thence S 08deg62mln40sec to a
pt on the 1/4 sec line of S 07 a dist of 2672.06 ft; thence S
89deg39min08sec W along said 1/4 sec line a dist of 2699.94 ft; thence
S 27deg64min00sec E 886.53 ft; thence S 62deg06mln00sec W 293.97t;
Ft thence N 27deg54min00sec W 269.34 ft; thence N


I


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, MAY 01, 2008, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
08-12 Ordinance No. 2008-09
Elihoreph Ltd (Ten Fold Talents Property) and William
H. III/Carla A. Harlan (by and through the Authorized
Representative request approval of a Large-Scale "Comp Plan"
FutureLand Use Map Amendment changing the FLU
designation of 134.07MOL acres from Agriculture to Highway
Mixed Use

Elihoreph Ltd, zoned R-3
On or abt E/W sides of S Florida Ave and N of SR64 W
21 34 25 0000 09330 0000
56.32MOL ac All that pt of SW1/4 of SE114 lying W of SR35-A LESS Beg
SW corn of SW1/4 of SE1/4 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E 407.53 ft
to S line of said tractW along S line 167.45 ft to POB & Beg at NW corn
of SE114 of SE/l4 E 141.89 S 619.07 ft S 34deg31min57sec W 364.15
S 19deg34min54sec W 307.60 ft to Ely R/W of SR#35-A N
44deg02min22sec W along said R/W 1338.44 ft to PC of curve to right
having a radius of 683.68 & an arc length of 519.71 ft thence Nlly
along said curve 272.52 ft to a pt on N line of SW114 of SE1/4 E along n
line 1243.10 ft to NE corn of said SWi/4 of SE1/4 for POB & W1/2 of
NW1/4 of SE114 LESS R/W to SR#35-A on W side & LESS E 25 ft
MOL thereof $21, T34S. R25E
21 34 25 0000 09320 0000
24.95MOL ac Beg at NW corn of SE1l4 of SEl/4 & run E 141.89 ft to
POB E 524.78 ft then S 662.46 ft E 261 to W side of Peace River & S
along W side of River to S line of SE114 of SE114 then W to St Rd 35A N
44deg02min22sec W 165.14 ft N 19deg34min54sec E 307.60 ft N
34deg31min57sec E 364.15 ft N 619.07 ft to POB & Beg at SW corn of
SWl/4 of SE1/4 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E 407.53 ft to S line of
said tract W along S line 167.45 ft to POB
821, T34S. R26E

28 34 25 0000 06330 0000
14.80MOL ac That part of NE114 lying W of Peace River & lying N of
SR64 subj to FLA Ave RW S28. T34S. R25E

Harlan, zoned C-2
On or abt W side of S Florida Ave, NIS of Conroy Ln
21 34 25 0000 03870 0000
38MOL ac S1/2 of NE1/4 of SW114 & E1l2 of SE114 of SW114 LESS strip
to Conroy in S21, T34S, R25E & N 70 ft of NE114 of NE1l4 of NW114 of
Sec 28 Twn 345, Rng 25E LESS Corn NE corn of SEll4 of SW114 of Sec
21 Twn34S Rng 25E run S 89deg14min31sec W 400 ft to POB S
89deg14min31sec W 220.77 ft S 01deg07min53sec E 205 ft N
89degl4min31sec E 218.29 ft N 00deg26minl8sec W 205 ft to POB
S21, T34S. R25E

08-17 Ordinance No. 2008-10
Crews Groves, Inc., C. Elton Crews Family Partnership
LLLP and Willard Kelly, JrJElizabeth A. Durrance by and
through the Authorized Representative request approval of a
Large-Scale "Comp Plan" Future Land Use Map
Amendment changing the FLU designation of 368MOL acres
zoned A-1 (Agriculture) from Agriculture to Residential Mixed Use

Lands located on or abt NIS of SR64 E, E/W of Maude Rd

Crews Groves Inc. 36 33 26 0000 00020 0000
110MOLac NE1l4 of NW114 & Beg NW corn of NW1l4 of NW1i4 E 990 ft
S 1322 ft E 99 ft S 321 ft W 1089 ft N 1643.40 ft to POB &DBeg NE corn
of SE114 of NWl/4 W 726 ft S 1322 ft E 726 ft N 1322ftto POB & Beg NE
corn NW1/4 of NW1/4 W 330 ft S 1322 ft E 330 ft N 1322 ft to
POB 836. T33S. R26E

35 33 26 0000 09620 0000
30MOL ac E1/2 of SEll4 of SE1/4 & SE114 of NEI/4 of SE1/4
S36, T33S. R26E

02 34 26 0000 06670 0000
14.52MOL ac that part of E1/2 of NE114 of NE1/4 lying S of St Rd LESS
R/W & LESS S 100 ft of E 208.71 ft thereof S02, T34S. R26E

C. Elton Crews Family Partnership LLLP
36 33 26 0000 04930 0000
165.49MOL ac NW1i4 of SE114 & W112 of SW114 of SEll4 N SRQ4 &
W112 of SW114 LESS 105x210 ft In SW corn SW114 of SW114 of SW1/4 &
Beg SE corn SW114 of SW114 for POB E 475 ft N 05deg06min W 1331 ft
N 84deg23min E 283 ft N 05deg52min W 659 ft N 86deg45min E 91 ft N
627 ft to NE corn NW1l4 of NE1l4 of SW114 W 662 ft to NW corn NE114
of SW1/4 S 2641 ft to POB S36. T33S. R26E

36 33 26 0000 03270 0000
.590MOL ac Strip of land 105 ft E & W by 210 ft N &S in SW com of
SEll4 of SW114 of SW114 836, T33S. R26E

01 34 26 0000 00140 0000
5.0MOL ac NW1l4 of NW114 of NW1l4 S of Rd
S01. T34S. R26E

01 34 26 0000 00020 0000
2.0MOL ac NW114 of NW114 of NW114 n of Rd

01 34 26 0000 00630 0000
46MOL ac NW1l4 of SW114 of NWl/4 W1/2 of NEll4 of SW114 of NW1/4
& E1/2 of NW1/4 of NW/14 & SW114 of NW/l4 of NW/l4
S01. T34S. R26E

Willard Kelly, Jr.lElIzabeth A. Durrance
36 33 26 0000 04620 0000
50MOL ac Beg SE com of SW114 of SW114 & run E 475 ft to Beg then N
5deg5min W 1331 ft then N 84deg23mln E for 283 ft then N 5deg52min
W for 695 ft then N 86deg45min E for 91 ft then N 627 ft to NE corn of
NW114 of NEll4 of SW1l4 then E 660 ft to NE corn of NEll4 of NEll4 of
SW114 then S 2640 ft to SE corn of SE1/4 of SW114 then W 845 ft to Beg
836. T335. R26E

08-16
True Wood Cabinets, LLC by and through the Authorized Repre-
sentative requests approval of a Site Development Plan to con-
struct/operate a warehouse and office on 3.52MOL acres, zoned
CIIBC (Commerclalllndustrial Business Center) in the Highway Mixed
Use Future Land Use District
On or abt Commerce Ln,
Hardee County Commerce Park
20 33 25 0500 00001 0001
3.52MOL ac Lot 01, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce
Park 820. T33S R25E


Thursday, MAY 15, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda No. 08-18
08-23 (Ord. No. 2008-16)

and

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARINGon
Thursday, JUNE 19, 2008, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive a recommendation from the Planning/Zoning Board and to
receive public input for
Agenda Nos. 08-12 (Ord. No. 2008-09)
08-17 (Ord. No. 2008-10)
08-21 (Ord. No. 2008-13)
08-22 (Ord. No. 2008-14)
08-24 (Ord. No. 2008-15)

All Public Hearings to be held In BCC Board Room,
Courthouse Annex, Room 102, 412 W Orange St
Wauchula, FL

Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Planning/Development
Department at least two (2) working days prior to the PIZ public
hearing. This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the County
Manager's office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC Public
hearings. This Public Notice is published in accordance with the
Hardee County Unified Land Development Code. Copies.of the
documents relating to these proposals are available for public
Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00
P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9* Ave.,
Wauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and
material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded,
anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will
need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 04:17,24c


62degueminoosec E 50.u9 n; thence N 27deg53mlnoosec W 743.01 to a
pt on 1/4 sec line of Sec 07, thence S 89deg39minO8sec W along said
1/4 sec line 207.72 ft to W 1/4 corn of Sec 07; thence N
00deg07mln53sec E along W line of Sec 07 a dist of 2643.31 ft to POB;
AND
Corn at SW corn of S06 T33S, R24E; thence N
00deg07mln00sec W along W line of Sec 06 a dist of 1323.75 ft; thence
N 89deg49mln34sec E, 1321.35 ft to POB; thence N 00deg01minl9sec
W, 2640.47 ft; thence S 89deg52minllsec E, 1509.39 ft to a pt on W
RIO/W line of SCX RR; thence S 08deg52min40sec E along said RIO/W
a diet of 2663.48 ft; thence S 89deg49min34sec W, 1919.38 ft to POB
LESS and EXCEPT the follow desc for rd RIOW (Brewster Rd); Corn at
NW corn of SEll4 of NW1/4 of S06, T33S, R24E, Hardee County,
Florida; thence S 89deg51min11sec E along N line of SE1/4 of NW1/4 of
said S06 a dist of 1437.69 ft to a ')n W/ly RO/W line of Brewster Rd.
(a/k/a County Rd #663) and POB; thence cent same line a dist of 70.87
ft to a pt on W/ly RIO/W line of CSX RR, said pt also being E/ly RIO/W
line of Brewster Rd; thence S 08deg52min40sec E along said R/O/W
line a dist of 2663.48 ft to a pt on N line of S112 of S112 of said Sec 06;
thence S 89deg49min34sec W along said line a dist of 50.58 ft to a pt
on Wily R/O/W line of Brewster Rd; thence N 08deg52min40sec W
along said Wily R/O/W line a dist of 585.00 ft; thence S
81deg07min20sec W & still along said RIO/W line a dist of 30.00 ft;
thence N 08deg52min40sec W & still along said R/O/W line a dist of
795.00 ft; thence N 81deg07min20sec E & still along said R/O/W
line a dist of 10.00 ft; thence N 08deg52min40sec W & still along said
R/O/W line a dist of 1286.90 ft to POB
AND
Corn at SW corn of S06, T33S, R24E: thence N 89deg49min38sec E
along S line of said Sec 06 a dist of 2763.07 ft; thence S
08deg52min40sec E a dist of 737.70 ft to POB; thence N
81deg07min20sec E a dist of 95.00 ft; thence S 08deg52min41sec E a
dist of 45.00 ft; thence S 81deg07min20sec W a dist of 45.00 to POB
Lands contained In S06 and 07. T33S. R24E


08-19
Kush Hospitality LLC by and through the Authorized Represen-
tative requests a Modification to an approved with conditions Site
Development Plan to add 15 rooms to the existing Best Western
Hotel on 5.16MOL ac, zoned C-2, Highway Mixed Use FLU District
On or abt W side of US Hwy 17, N of SR62
21 33 25 0200 00001 000B
5.16MOL ac Lot B, Cobb Industrial Park S21. T33S, R25E

08-20
First Baptist Church of Bowling Green by and through the
Authorized Representative requests approval of a Site Develop-
ment Plan to operate an after-school child care program in an
existing building on 2.07MOL ac, zoned F-R in the Highway Mixed
Use Future Land Use District
On or abt E si of NIS portion of Murray
S of W Broward St
08 33 25 0000 07180 0000
2.07MOL ac S 424.71 ft of N 720 ft of SE114 of NE114 of
Murray Rd S08, T33S. R25E

08-21 Ordinance No. 2008-13
SHardee County Board of Commissioners by and through the
'Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale
. Comprehensive Plan Text Amendment to the Sanitary Sewer,
Solid Waste, Drainage, Potable Water, and Natural Groundwater
Recharge Element of the "Comp Plan", and the Conservation Element
to include a 10-Year Water Supply Plan as contained in
Ordinance No. 2008-13

08-22 Ordinance No. 2008-14
Hardee County Board of Commissioners byand through the
Authorized Representative requests a Large-Scale Compre-
hensive Plan Text Amendment to Policy LI.12 and Policy C2.4
of the "Comp Plan" to provide for a variance to the policies permitting
less than 500 ft setback, as contained in Ordinance No. 2008-14

08-24 Ordinance No. 2008-15
An Ordinance of the County Commission of Hardee
County, Florida, Approving the "Hardee County-
Evaluation and Appraisal Report" aiid Authorizing Trans-
mittal of Same to the Department of Community Affairs and Review
Agencies in Accordance with the Procedures Set Forth in Chapter
163, FLORIDA STATUTES; Providing for an Effective Date and for '
Other Purposes.

08-23 Ordinance No. 2008-16
Hardee County Board of Commissioners by and through the
Authorized Representative requests an Amendment Table
2.29.02(B) of the Hardee County Unified Land Develop-
ment Code to permit all Commercial/Industrial Business Center-
zoned land uses either by right or by approval of a Site Development
Plan, Major Special Exception or Special Exception to be permitted by
right

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARINGon




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